Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Writing new Poetry

My poems
Write themselves
Usually
But today
I'm trying something new
Something free

Out of my comfort zone
Into the unknown
Exploring what happens
When form is set free

But look
Do you see
That was a rhythm
I failed
Though I tried

Perhaps free form
Is self determined
More about
The writer
The subject
The reader

I don't know
But
I'll keep exploring
Will you keep reading?

Xxxxx

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20 comments:

Listening Daisy said...

I will begin to start and keep reading.

aprille said...

Much prefer your expunged version of the image. Not much wrong with your free verse as far as I can tell.

Kim Nelson said...

You and I have the same personal challenge. Tough, isn't it?

Emma Major said...

thanks, great to have you reading

Emma Major said...

thanks Aprille

Teresa said...

I love how you turned the task into the poem! Wonderful!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I'm still reading........ ;)

Nicely done!

Susan said...

Even free verse has candence . . .you worded your way right into it by stanza 3. And yes, sure.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

YES! we'll keep reading! I enjoyed this.

Fireblossom said...

Free verse has rhythm; don't forget that it is poetry. It just doesn't adhere to a certain meter or form. Like anything else, to do it, one must first understand it, and to understand it, one must read it, a lot of it, carefully.

Free verse isn't just hodgepodge. It's a little like jazz music. Jazz isn't just blowing randomly on an instrument. In its way, a free form is more demanding than stricter forms are. It takes work.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes... definitely, keep exploring... I'll keep reading.

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I will keep reading. This is delightful!!

Helen said...

... I'm not going anywhere!

Mama Zen said...

Free verse has just as much rhythm as form when it want to! Have fun with it!

Emma Major said...

it was, but fun, and I've done a few more since

Emma Major said...

thanks Teresa

Emma Major said...

thanks Mimi

Emma Major said...

I've realised that now, thanks to a bit.of reading.on my side

Emma Major said...

thanks sherry

Emma Major said...

that's interesting because I like jazz but I've always been.more into blues