Feedback for "Poetry Is Never Easy" MAG

October 2, 2009
By Sam Permar BRONZE, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Sam Permar BRONZE, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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“Poetry is never easy.” How true. Amy D. wrote her poem about the process of creating one. “Try to/remember and keep straight in your cluttered head” is one of her suggestions. She also offers some useful tips, like, “Get an idea and hold on tight to it/because soon enough you are going to be/distracted.” She also mentions overused subjects in poetry like “Butterflies on pretty flowers/sunsets/or/Love.” Seriously, how common are poems like this?

The fuzzy pink butterfly,
It sings its song of joy.
I smile as it soars!

It leaves me thinking, Really, REALLY? Poetry is difficult to write because you want to make it unique and good. And you want to turn it in on time! “Poetry Is Never Easy” is a poem that I agree with. Poetry is never easy!

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on Nov. 30 2009 at 3:13 pm
DuskAndDestiny BRONZE, Talahassee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams! Purge all thoughts of the life you knew before! Close your eyes; let your spirit soar! And you'll live as you've never lived before! ~Phantom, Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera.

YES!!! I agree all the way; poetry isn't an easy feat (especially, might I add, when rhyming, rhythm, and other writing devices are included). Poets do overuse certain subjects, love being one of my peeves. Poetry has become venturing into something unique, which isn't as easy as it may seem. ;)

on Nov. 9 2009 at 4:16 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

I agree on you with overused subjects, however, poetry is a way to express your feelings too, not just a form of writing. Love poems are born from frustration or joy, or whatever other part of love, and many are good. Every sunset is different, so sunset poems are too. Of course, making your poetry unique is important, but it must have emotion behind it, no matter what. If that requires a love poem, so be it, so long as it is spectacular.


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