must come up with an idea,
something that will hold,
through length and scope.
One also has to decide on content,
worthy of the read.
In this poetic endeavour,
I intend to write a discourse
how to attain that goal.
Parameters for writing
include style and genre,
in this case freeform for both.
see this starts with three line stanza,
has a single thought added,
then for some reason wanders
into a four line
But such is the relative freedom
offered by being nonspecific,
one can indulge in poetry at
and not lose sight of the final outcome.
(yes, the end)
When writing, one is allowed,
permitted, to lapse,
into olden forms or modern jingles
type Thee like thou knows,
it's for the best after all.
wander into a verse
that requires rhyme in it,
the content shallow or terse
and wonder if it's finished yet.
oft I follow the laws
of the illogical and nonsensical,
wax lyrical, or just place thoughts
where none stood before.
empty platter needs filling)
Towards the near-middle,
poems tend to lose their way,
the interesting thing is
to keep them rolling,
make them sound different without loss
of context or demeanour.
(like a story, perhaps)
new characters, names,
something that sparks the reader
back into action, a hyperbole
keep away from repetition if
it loses the reader, cringeful.
See how easy it is,
to change form and style,
not lose the readers
as he succumbs suddenly to five line stanzas.
(A change is as good as anything)
Now I must say,
there are different judgements,
some people will shun you for length,
others for content and message,
for style, who cares.
(It belongs to the writer)
Take a vignette, add a title
in bold type of course so it's seen
as a title, make it complicated
easy to read for the viewer.
Often people sway away from poetry
that has stronge language,
I don't give a fuck what I write,
I care more for the shitty message
than some preconcieved idea of morality.
Once in a while, we all plagiarise,
all no idea is one persons alone,
yet there are some who deliberately steal
content from other poems or songs
make a point,
no problems here,
just say who it belonged to, fucker!
as all good verse tends to do.
make a statement
postulate Haiku verse,
simple yet visionary.
your work stands redolently,
See the change occur,
style beholden by choice,
Discussion ensues to this day,
whether rhyme should come into play,
metric length and metric form,
for most it's not necessarily the norm.
bypass it for just a style,
where words are played mile on mile,
stick to no meter, nor no rhyme,
belt out rubbish
time after time.
Makes sense to those in the know,
how words just applied for difference,
trying hard to see
make a sentence glisten and glow,
hold to due diligence.
Write from experiences gained,
agonised and duly pained,
like glasses freshly framed,
words crisp, or often feral.
the time to run amok,
with words quite nasty and gruesome,
there's argument over shit and fuck,
a lot of people ride
and most times win or lose, succumb.
Expouse themselves in verbs and nouns,
write humour or sadness,
in their ways,
some think their poetry needs a clown,
or needs to be written in the down,
in the end what matters
is the phrase.
There is an opinion often sought,
a critique of work done,
a work in progress,
as if the writer
of his or her ability.
Take time to think about
what you want perhaps?
Yes, opinionation rules
the opinion of the reader,
good or bad,
happy or sad
but just a response will do please.
then do some poets cringe at anothers read?
There is advice available,
that a poet should write,
and be happy,
just a moment in time.
Do we master the craft, or is our craft the master?
quite an epic,
but one close to being very long,
if you've got to this stage,
take a breath,
marvel at your own
as the reader to indulge the poets craft.
Doctor, get me new glasses,
these ones are worn out.
is a gut feeling,
often used by the poet to write,
something seems destructive to the flow,
another noun or verb,
juxtaposition creates anomalies,
yet works nonetheless.
Thanks for indulging my whim,
be the end, le finale, das fullstoppen,
I truly appreciate your perseverance.