Short Unsolicited Advice on Writing Poetry (redux)

 

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Short Unsolicited Advice on Writing Poetry

write long poems on short days
short poems on long days
you don’t need a drummer
but you do need rhythm
avoid melodrama
your head cannot explode all the time,
there is uncharted territory
between ecstasy and despair
look after your images
they should splash like cold water
on the reader’s face
observe, always observe.

 

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6 thoughts on “Short Unsolicited Advice on Writing Poetry (redux)

  1. Steve Simpson

    Unsolicited but enjoyable and very welcome, Jim. And I must say that here in the upside down hemisphere where the days are growing shorter, my pieces are getting longer again. Did I mention that I’m going to have to go back to a pathetic once every three weeks with WordPress? I think not. I very much enjoy it all, but time …

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      1. Steve Simpson

        My pleasure, Jim. A few weeks ago I would have said I was spending time in the Arts on developing computer vid ideas in collaborations and, in terms of writing, thinking about some sort of publishing, Now the c-virus has changed my activities to family.

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