bob Posted October 26, 2015 Share Posted October 26, 2015 Hi everyone. I want to explain something that has been on my mind since I entered PMO website. I read many poems of which there were nearly as many different styles of writing. I also notice much of the poetry is written in a manner that appears to mimic a style of the old masters. Please bear with me, I’m not criticizing this effort, but something struck me as being odd. You see... in this era of writers, I would think, while attempting to express one’s self, a writer would use terms and phrases, thoughts and memories that are identifiable to our century and generation. We think differently now, and we speak differently, yet much of today's written form, attempts to produce that which reflects a world we do not live in. Poetry is history of mankind. I’m not suggesting we forget works of great writers, but if our attempts continuously mimic the past, what are we offering to future generations? At this point I want to bring to light a complimentary statement written by (Administrator; Tinker), after making her way through a lengthy epic of mine. It wasn’t kudos I was looking for, it was her statement that impressed me. Tink I hope you don't mind my taking this liberty to use your statement. “Yarn spinner, This was a fascinating read. My first reaction was Oh too much, but I couldn't stop reading it. I liked it.” ~~ Tink An analogy: I feel poetry should be like catching a prize fish. Give the reader enough information to get used to the idea that they are hooked. This poem was written in plain everyday language. It was my attempt to enlighten a reader, by showing this is/was life during my time. I don’t know if my attempt to clarify what we have to offer to future generations has made sense, but this is the best explanation I have. YarnSpinner, 2015 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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