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Questions of a Poet


Author: rememberplaydoh
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Questions of a Poet



Way too good?
Good enough?
Not that great at all?
All the poems posted here,
I wrote them, big and small.

But commentless some do remain,
despite the "viewings" number.
That being high and comments low
just causes me to wonder...

Way too good?
Good enough?
Really really bad...?
I wish I had more feedback.
Lack of comments makes me sad.




Submitted on 2006-08-25 12:51:17     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  actually i like ur poems alottt very nice keep it upp
| Posted on 2006-10-05 00:00:00 | by BrOkEn4gOoD | [ Reply to This ]
  Ok Sis.. I'll tell ya how it works.
ES is having bad times, people log on less than usual. Plus you need to get popular amongst other writers. (like me, but I already know you, lol) How to get popular: Comment A LOT. Be nice, but be sure to give usefull critisism. If you wnat me to give you some names, I'll have a few who will surely pay yopu back in comments. lol..
And no, your poems do not suck or anything like that.. I liked this one (even though it sounds a bit pathetic) The flow is just good and the message.. well displayed..
and I know you got the skills. You're a good writer. You just have to make other people read your work. And the number of viewings does count too. There are lots of people who read, without leaving a comment. But then its still an honor that they took time to read it.

- End of blah blah story -

have fun with whatever,

your little sister
| Posted on 2006-08-25 00:00:00 | by Darth Zeus | [ Reply to This ]
  i think that its just that a lot of the time we dont really know what to comment on. i find that if i read a poem i cant connect with, i dont comment, because it would be unfair on the person if i did comment. it would be unconstructive, and empty.
| Posted on 2006-08-25 00:00:00 | by eowyn | [ Reply to This ]
  i think that its just that a lot of the time we dont really know what to comment on. i find that if i read a poem i cant connect with, i dont comment, because it would be unfair on the person if i did comment. it would be unconstructive, and empty.
| Posted on 2006-08-25 00:00:00 | by eowyn | [ Reply to This ]
  I like how you incorporate the problem of feedback here. If we are supposed to be elitist with "elite skills" we have to learn and know how to be "elite." Sure, someone can be an excellent writer, but they aren't sure good of a reader.

Now, sometimes I feel like this. People don't just comment on your work, in order to be fed, you must feed them first. See, people view it a lot to see if they comment, they hold back on the decision. I think here, this piece of work should be the little jingle, head poem, ect for ES. It could inspire people to write critiques than writings.

Even though that you lost your poems, it doesn't mean they aren't still with you. They're from within the heart. I liked how you used the first two lines of the first stanza and reused them in the third. Then for the third line on the third stanza you changed the words. Now I don't know if that is some type of style or something but that kinda rocks right there. Lots of people want feed back but if you refer to the second paragraph I think that's where you need to start.

Everyone wants comments, but are they the ones you want? If you want comments to be a noticed poet then you're doing it for the wrong reason. You want the critiquers to follow those twelve guidelines. Those are the real people who give feedback.
| Posted on 2006-08-26 00:00:00 | by Finnigan | [ Reply to This ]


Think Feedback more than Compliments :: [ Guidelines ]

1. Be honest.
2. Try not to give only compliments.
3. How did it make you feel?
4. Why did it make you feel that way?
5. Which parts?
6. What distracted from the piece?
7. What was unclear?
8. What does it remind you of?
9. How could it be improved?
10. What would you have done differently?
11. What was your interpretation of it?
12. Does it feel original?



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