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    Mood: The Usual
    I've not been around much (again)
    hopefully I'll be around more, for a while at least

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    cool. i liked it, painful of a subject as it is.

    | Posted on 2008-05-09 13:17:45 | by sadtrapofgravit - [ Reply to This ] -
    I usually start with a vague concept, and then write down the words as they come to mind. The meaning may change as I write, but even so, whatever meaning I do have is relevant, whether it's profound or not. xD I think it's okay, though, because I don't write poetry seriously (which is why my poetry is always somewhat lacking); I tend to write stories more than I write poetry.
    | Posted on 2008-05-09 11:48:55 | by Ryuuzaki - [ Reply to This ] -
    It's just funny, though, when the analyzing goes too far. Take a poem called "My Father's Waltz," for example. We analyzed ti both in middle school and in my A.P. Literature class. In middle school, we were told that we were wrong when we said it was about dancing, and that the father was actually beating the son in the poem. In A.P. Literature, that was also the conclusion that we came to, because we remembered being told that. However, my A.P.Literature instructor told us that in an interview, the poet heard all of the analyzing going on in the poetry community, and grew upset, because it actually was just a poem about a son dancing with his (slightly drunken) father.

    So, sometimes analyzing can go a bit too far, although it makes me laugh that everyone is so used to poems having a deeper meaning that they'll dig, even if there's nothing there.
    | Posted on 2008-05-08 17:27:37 | by Ryuuzaki - [ Reply to This ] -
    Thanks for the comment!

    Yeah, I'm sorry, but I can't say if you were close or not. Through taking AP Literature class, I've learned that the purpose of poetry is to let others read it and dig so deeply that they end up making it seem to be much greater than it actually is. Whether or not the actual meaning (if there is an actual meaning) is found or not doesn't matter; so long as it's there to be over-analyzed, that's what truly matters. xD

    Still, though, I'm glad you liked it, and that you took the time to comment. Again, thank you!
    | Posted on 2008-05-08 12:13:01 | by Ryuuzaki - [ Reply to This ] -
    Thanks for reading and commenting on "Heart Lurker" and "I dreamt of wild passion..."

    I was tempted write the full title again, lol.

    Anyways. I guess the "Time begins the taste" line seems odd. But for some reason I can't convince myself to get rid of it. Maybe I'm stubborn. Maybe it just feels right to me. I don't know. That's why I often avoid rhyming, since it has to be pulled off well. It has to come off sounding right. I mean, that line sounds dumb, but it feels right to me. Am I nuts?

    And in regards to the "Heart Lurker". Yes, much is still left unsaid. I wonder if I did that unconsciously...I just didn't feel the need to go any farther.

    I wonder if that detracts from my poetry and my prose. I am an odd writer. I always leave a lot unsaid.

    And yes, I am somewhat good and bringing a sense of finality to the end of poems. But leaving someone hanging is just as fun...

    But anyways, Predator, I'm glad you took the time to read them and share with me your thoughts and feelings on them. A true poet knows how to share. :)

    | Posted on 2008-05-08 10:23:18 | by AsiaticFox - [ Reply to This ] -
    Hey, that's good advise you gave me in your comment on "A Soluble Solution."
    I tried to edit the end of that line into the next line but the words kept popping back into their original position. I tried it four times and the same thing happened each time. So I gave up and sought knowledge of how to do it. Yes, I agree that rhyme is not the ultimate in poetry, yet when I want rhyme it bothers me that editing seems not to cooperate.
    (I do really appriciate your helpfulness.)
    | Posted on 2008-05-02 00:26:08 | by realpoet - [ Reply to This ] -

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