Poetry 101  

aascrompn 42M
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2/23/2006 10:11 am

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Poetry 101


Would somebody be so kind as to give me the basics on poetry again? I haven't done this crap since college (shut up! I know it's obvious), and I'm looking like an ass! Lol - Oh well.

In the meantime, just understand the meaning and not the way it's been delivered. I don't think She, my crush, understands what I'm trying to convey and I'm going to pull my hair out until She figures it out. This really is exhausting!

caressmewell 53F

2/23/2006 10:32 am

Send her an email.


TabithaElectra79 38F

2/23/2006 10:41 am

I'm with caressmewell, you really should just email her!


GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
2/23/2006 10:48 am

you looking like an ass? naw.... lol

I hope she'll figure it out soonish....


rm_dragonheat23 51M
1158 posts
2/23/2006 10:54 am

I think your work is very good. The rhyme and syllable count may not be perfect, but the feeling shows. Just put your emotion down on paper and damn the structure. Love poems are very hard to write, because you want them to be perfect. Poetry often means taking what you wanted to say and changing it so that it fits. Sometimes it doesn’t quite say what you wanted it to. When you take an emotion which is this powerful and try to confine under the rules of poetry, it often rebels.
Just express yourself. I’m sure that she’ll get the message


fantasylover_05 62M

2/23/2006 11:42 am

aascrompn... you do not look like an ass at all!!

maybe it is time for a full out frontal assault!! Pull out the stops my Friend.. GO FOR IT!! What is the worst that can happen? She says "get lost" then you move on... or she says "hey sexy" and you move IN!! LOL


Babel__Fish 45F

2/23/2006 12:22 pm

Send her a mail already like Caress and Tabitha say!

*kusjes*
(kisses)
babel


elbman 41M  
2566 posts
2/23/2006 1:37 pm

No Emails....hire a bi-plane to spray the message acrosss the sky over her house......that'll get her attention (and maybe a restraining order )


kelly402005 52F

2/23/2006 2:42 pm

email, email, email, email !!!!!!!........
...... Now, I look like the stupid one!
Relax man............


MOfunNOWWOW 55F

2/23/2006 2:52 pm

Just keep being yourself and I agree with the majority, step up to the plate and give a good follow through. Hugs and goodluck!


MOMO
just a squirrel trying to get a nut


jadedbabe78 106F

2/23/2006 3:24 pm

I'm following the crowd...just email her.

And I can't help ya with the poetry...I haven't written a good one in years. You seem to be doing alright, though.


saddletrampsk 54F

2/23/2006 3:38 pm

geez..don't leave a trail of riddles..get it out in the open..EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL..your big sis is a smart cookie..


Lioness_girl 45F
3494 posts
2/23/2006 5:19 pm

Hey, well...you should just email her really, like they all say and stop trying to throw around hints. A woman likes to know how a guy feels about her w/o having to interpret what he is trying to say.

Lioness_girl

Come have fun! Visit my blog at Lioness_girl


southrnpeach333 50F

2/23/2006 5:39 pm

In case you haven't gotten the clue yet SEND HER AN EMAIL already.


rm_JohnMacLaine 50M
585 posts
2/23/2006 7:30 pm

yeah, what they ALL said...

Email her, ya chicken....lol

John

"I can retain neither respect or affection for a government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its own immorality" Mahatma Ghandi


rm_mzbitch2u 47F
63 posts
2/23/2006 9:34 pm

im going with johns comment....email her already....bawk! bawk! bawk! LOL


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
2/24/2006 12:05 am

Just friggin' tell her!!!

That was fun.

Do you really want help? I can put a bug in someone's ear to help you but it's only if you REALLY want help and not just want patted on the head and to hear, "oh, yes, this is fine, dear."

Personally I know nothing about writing poetry or I'd jump in and help ya do battle, but I'm afraid I'd end up making a touchdown for the wrong team or something. See? I can't even write a comment without mixing metaphors.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


catseyes23 61F

2/24/2006 6:39 am

"Would somebody be so kind as to give me the basics on poetry again?"

It's not poetry you need, it can often be misinterpreted. be yourself and just tell her straight how you realy do feel towards her. She will either say yes or no. It won't kill you if she says "No." Won't hurt to try. Go for it.

Cats...


catseyes23 61F

2/24/2006 11:19 am

Ooh la la, Nice pic, Trev.

Cats...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:28 am

It's not nearly as fun as doing it here... If she doesn't "get it" I will.


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:29 am

    Quoting TabithaElectra79:
    I'm with caressmewell, you really should just email her!


You would agree w/ caress... Everybody does!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:30 am

    Quoting GoddessOfTheDawn:
    you looking like an ass? naw.... lol

    I hope she'll figure it out soonish....
I always have an uncanny way of looking like an ass!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:31 am

    Quoting rm_dragonheat23:
    I think your work is very good. The rhyme and syllable count may not be perfect, but the feeling shows. Just put your emotion down on paper and damn the structure. Love poems are very hard to write, because you want them to be perfect. Poetry often means taking what you wanted to say and changing it so that it fits. Sometimes it doesn’t quite say what you wanted it to. When you take an emotion which is this powerful and try to confine under the rules of poetry, it often rebels.
    Just express yourself. I’m sure that she’ll get the message
Damn the structure!! They are difficult to write. I'm going to work on it more. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:33 am

    Quoting sexydisaster30:
    I agree with caress and Tabitha............just send her an email already.

    -Disaster.

    ps I do understand
I'm glad somebody understands! I'm waiting to see if I HAVE to send her one...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:34 am

    Quoting fantasylover_05:
    aascrompn... you do not look like an ass at all!!

    maybe it is time for a full out frontal assault!! Pull out the stops my Friend.. GO FOR IT!! What is the worst that can happen? She says "get lost" then you move on... or she says "hey sexy" and you move IN!! LOL
"...'hey sexy' and you move IN!!" Rofl - That was funny!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:36 am

    Quoting Babel__Fish:
    Send her a mail already like Caress and Tabitha say!

    *kusjes*
    (kisses)
    babel
I'm thinking about it...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:37 am

    Quoting foxtrotter2000:
    caress n tabs are right...e-mail her
    i also agree with dragonheart...go and express yourself!!!
I'm trying the expressing myself on my blog...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:38 am

    Quoting elbman:
    No Emails....hire a bi-plane to spray the message acrosss the sky over her house......that'll get her attention (and maybe a restraining order )
Lol - This is the best idea yet!!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:38 am

    Quoting kelly402005:
    email, email, email, email !!!!!!!........
    ...... Now, I look like the stupid one!
    Relax man............
thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking,


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:40 am

    Quoting MOfunNOWWOW:
    Just keep being yourself and I agree with the majority, step up to the plate and give a good follow through. Hugs and goodluck!
My comments are all starting to sound the same... Lol - I thinking of another way to "fill her in"...


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:45 am

    Quoting jadedbabe78:
    I'm following the crowd...just email her.

    And I can't help ya with the poetry...I haven't written a good one in years. You seem to be doing alright, though.
Thanks!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:46 am

    Quoting saddletrampsk:
    geez..don't leave a trail of riddles..get it out in the open..EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL..your big sis is a smart cookie..
Ya, she's smart... You don't find this a little fun though?


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:47 am

    Quoting Lioness_girl:
    Hey, well...you should just email her really, like they all say and stop trying to throw around hints. A woman likes to know how a guy feels about her w/o having to interpret what he is trying to say.
What about a slight build-up of anticipation?


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:48 am

    Quoting rm_JohnMacLaine:
    yeah, what they ALL said...

    Email her, ya chicken....lol

    John
One step at a time, John... I think I am being a chicken though, I agree! Lol


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:49 am

    Quoting southrnpeach333:
    In case you haven't gotten the clue yet SEND HER AN EMAIL already.
Lol - You guys are funny!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:50 am

    Quoting rm_mzbitch2u:
    im going with johns comment....email her already....bawk! bawk! bawk! LOL


Now you're calling me names!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:51 am

Smartass! lol


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:53 am

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    Just friggin' tell her!!!

    That was fun.

    Do you really want help? I can put a bug in someone's ear to help you but it's only if you REALLY want help and not just want patted on the head and to hear, "oh, yes, this is fine, dear."

    Personally I know nothing about writing poetry or I'd jump in and help ya do battle, but I'm afraid I'd end up making a touchdown for the wrong team or something. See? I can't even write a comment without mixing metaphors.
Hell ya, I want help!!

I would absolutely love it if you could help!! I would be your new best friend!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:55 am

    Quoting travelingintexas:
    aashole~~

    Dude... How many Quick Replies saying I am not into gay men must I send out?

    I say we do a big ol' advertisment in my blog instead of an email... Just your face and XXX I love yer hooties....

    Something like that would go over real well...

    Trav
Lol - I'm sure you'd be really popular for doing so!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/24/2006 11:58 am

    Quoting catseyes23:
    "Would somebody be so kind as to give me the basics on poetry again?"

    It's not poetry you need, it can often be misinterpreted. be yourself and just tell her straight how you realy do feel towards her. She will either say yes or no. It won't kill you if she says "No." Won't hurt to try. Go for it.

    Cats...
No won't kill me... I'm giving it a little time to get it into her head... I'm not too sure she's even aware of me.

You give an Ooo la la comment and not me?? I hate when he always gets all of the attention!


catseyes23 61F

2/24/2006 12:28 pm

Lol Asscrompn.. Ooh la la to you too. But I think that you would like that to be reserved for the lady in question!

Cats...


mysteriesofme 44F

2/24/2006 12:42 pm

mimic her photo with yours... maybe that would get her attention - and I'd get a good laugh.. see to birds with one stone..






warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
2/25/2006 2:12 pm

Well I was going to suggest sending an e-mail! But everyone else has said that.

On poetry .... I don't claim to be much of a poet, but some simple things are:

1. It doesn't have to rhyme. If you are desperate for rhymes you could try putting the word rhyme into a search engine.

2. Rhythm is very important, so there should be a pattern of beats or syllables in each line. Haiku for example has 3 lines - 5 syllables, 7 syllables then 5 syllables again. But you can set your own pattern.

3. Spend time on a poem. They rarely happen all at once. I like writing mine in Word and reworking it. Sometimes I will print it out and have it in my pocket. Sad but true!

4. Have real economy of words. Poetry works partly because of its succinctness.

5. Have a thesaurus handy. I'm refraining from dinosaur jokes, 'cos they're too cheesy for this post! lol

6. Read lots of poetry. Anthologies are good because you get variety.

7. How you feel in a poem is everything. A flawed passionate poem is better than an unfeeling but technically competent one. Poems are not meant to be clever - they are meant to speak from the soul.

There is no need to use a poem to impress ..... you come across so well in your blog you're bound to appeal. Your poems are heartfelt and I for one like them.

Good luck with she who haunts your dreams.

warm


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
2/26/2006 3:19 pm

so ummm...someone put a bug in my ear *scratch*

I think its wonderful you want to write and do it beautifully.


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/27/2006 6:48 am

    Quoting catseyes23:
    Lol Asscrompn.. Ooh la la to you too. But I think that you would like that to be reserved for the lady in question!

    Cats...
The lady doesn't know that I'm even here... She has disappeared from my blog, but it's still nice to hear an ooh la la every now and then!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/27/2006 6:51 am

    Quoting warmandsexy52:
    Well I was going to suggest sending an e-mail! But everyone else has said that.

    On poetry .... I don't claim to be much of a poet, but some simple things are:

    1. It doesn't have to rhyme. If you are desperate for rhymes you could try putting the word rhyme into a search engine.

    2. Rhythm is very important, so there should be a pattern of beats or syllables in each line. Haiku for example has 3 lines - 5 syllables, 7 syllables then 5 syllables again. But you can set your own pattern.

    3. Spend time on a poem. They rarely happen all at once. I like writing mine in Word and reworking it. Sometimes I will print it out and have it in my pocket. Sad but true!

    4. Have real economy of words. Poetry works partly because of its succinctness.

    5. Have a thesaurus handy. I'm refraining from dinosaur jokes, 'cos they're too cheesy for this post! lol

    6. Read lots of poetry. Anthologies are good because you get variety.

    7. How you feel in a poem is everything. A flawed passionate poem is better than an unfeeling but technically competent one. Poems are not meant to be clever - they are meant to speak from the soul.

    There is no need to use a poem to impress ..... you come across so well in your blog you're bound to appeal. Your poems are heartfelt and I for one like them.

    Good luck with she who haunts your dreams.

    warm
Thanks for this info... this give me a place to start. "...with she who haunts your dreams." I like that line!


aascrompn 42M
6444 posts
2/27/2006 6:53 am

    Quoting rm_sj365:
    so ummm...someone put a bug in my ear *scratch*

    I think its wonderful you want to write and do it beautifully.
SJ!!! Wooohooo! Yes, I'm glad that she did... I need your expertise (as you can read) in a bad way! Lol - I will email you. Thanks!


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