rumisong Posted September 29, 2010 Share Posted September 29, 2010 In THIS thread: ... I don't think semicolons in poems are a no no, nor should they be, but I do think they are not very popular in contemporary style. That said, matters of style are important, and the point is well taken; I'll get rid of the semicolon in the version I posted in Member Poetry...... Tony and Puctuation is always questionable with me. I took an online poetry workshop some years ago and was told to take all of my punctuation out of my poem then carefully, minimally put only that which was absolutely necessary back in. Less is best. But in this particular poem, it is the clever phrasing that makes the piece and whatever helps the phrases stand out I think is best for the poem. ~~Tink Id like to expand our looking at punctuation in poems not as a seeking of advice because I dont believe in advice, like I dont believe in "shoulds" and "no-nos" and "political correctness" and "because everyone is doing is that way" -- this is iconoclast rumi, you see... but- I would like some more thoughts from people, about things like line breaks and simply, the number of words in a line, or the follow-up word in the next line, acting AS punctuation... well, there I said it- thats MY opinion on it anyway... and too, give us all another sense of how willing you are to break the rools and why or why not... how willing to BE an iconoclast? how willing to BE a little crazy, or light and easy, or just plain nuts, in your poetry, and why or why not... anyone- everyone invited (again, looking only for ones own take on THEIR own works and readings, not advice on what "everyone" should do, or what "everyone" should know) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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