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So Friday I had to make a tough decision. I had to decide between buying 4 Non Blondes and Courtney Love CD. I finally decided that on the 4 Non Blondes and get the Courtney Love CD Monday.

 

I have also been doing some thinking (never a good sign). I saw these two groups on Facebook. One was called “Shakespeare hates your Emo Poetry” and the other was “Shakespeare like my Emo poetry.” They both made me laugh. Who gives a fuck what some 16th/17th writers thinks about my writing. I know lots of people hold him in high regards when it comes to writing but I for one do not. Of all his plays that I have had the misfortune to read/watch the only that has not put me to sleep was Macbeth. I do admit the man had a great talent for writing and an impressive vocabulary but I hate his work. So why would I care what he thinks about my poetry. Upon investigating the groups I found out the main topic of discussion was structure in poems or lack their of. Apparently iambic pentameter is the end all and be all of poetry and if you do not write in it then it is bad poetry. Which I say fuck that. Poetry to me is an expression of what I am thinking/feeling at the time. The first thoughts that come to your head make the best poetry. I could careless if every other syllable is stressed. I feel that being true to your original vision is more important them making sure that the it is structure right or that I have not broken the rhyme scheme. What is the point of this you say? I have no idea. I was just tired and felt like rambling.

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beggarsfarm
Mar. 4th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh Don, don't get me started again.

Nothing is the end all and be all of poetry, for there are thousnds of different forms. The point that was being argued was the one group was getting all offended over another one based off of a tee-shirt joke.

But a strict set for is harder to write in than free verse, not that it is better, but it is more precise and like composing music.
scissorknot
Mar. 4th, 2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
I got the point of both groups my main point was who gives a fuck whether he would like it or not. Like I said I fell and have always felt that poetry is a form of expressing what I am think/feeling at the moment. I can and have wrote poetry in several different styles but always come back to free verse because it feels natural to me
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