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  1. #151
    You got it!

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  2. #152

    Original and revisions both in opening post

    Can I make a suggestion?

    If you write a revision, could you please put it above the original poem in the opening post, so comparing is easier and you don't need to search through threads to find the latest revision? For me this is especially important, since I have to gather poems for Flashes of Brilliance, and revisions drive me nuts searching for them, it takes so much of my time

    But here it's also a good habit to get used to.

    Here's an example, one of my own poems



    "Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
    No hungry generations tread thee down"
    From "Ode to a Nightingale" -John Keats

  3. #153
    Hello everyone,
    Could someone please tell me, what’s Metaphor 3?

  4. #154
    Quote Originally Posted by TuesdayEve View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Could someone please tell me, what’s Metaphor 3?
    It's what I said in another post. It's a hidden group of poets, invite-only. 'Living' in a forum part that only becomes visible after you're allowed to join
    I told about it a bit in the interview Plasticweld did with me.



    "Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
    No hungry generations tread thee down"
    From "Ode to a Nightingale" -John Keats

  5. #155
    I’ve seen reference to it throughout the threads and
    noticed it by two members names but my curiosity was
    peaked when you mentioned it recently in PHill. Thanks.

  6. #156
    Quote Originally Posted by TuesdayEve View Post
    I’ve seen reference to it throughout the threads and
    noticed it by two members names but my curiosity was
    peaked when you mentioned it recently in PHill. Thanks.

    That's true. RHPeat has it under his name, he is the group leader, and I think maybe one or two more members have the group mentioned under their names. I tried to add it too, but LOL Chief Media Manager takes so much space that no other letters fit there.



    "Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
    No hungry generations tread thee down"
    From "Ode to a Nightingale" -John Keats

  7. #157
    Quote Originally Posted by TuesdayEve View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Could someone please tell me, what’s Metaphor 3?
    Some background. Met 3 is a group of talented poets who came across from linked in. They approached WF for a private space to host a private workshop for their members and we obliged. It is vey much like our WF workshop as many of the members also now post their poems there and offer critique. Poetry Hill is different as it takes a gentler approach to critique etc.
    Last edited by PiP; February 13th, 2018 at 06:22 PM.
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    John Lydgate

  8. #158
    Quote Originally Posted by Darren White View Post
    Can I make a suggestion?

    If you write a revision, could you please put it above the original poem in the opening post, so comparing is easier and you don't need to search through threads to find the latest revision? For me this is especially important, since I have to gather poems for Flashes of Brilliance, and revisions drive me nuts searching for them, it takes so much of my time

    But here it's also a good habit to get used to.

    Here's an example, one of my own poems
    I like this idea, Darren. Just one thing though, that everyone should bear in mind; when you edit the original post to add the revision, it's important to also post at the end of the thread to let everyone know the new version has been added. If you don't do this, the thread won't be bumped up to the top of the page and there'll be nothing to show that the changes have been made.

    jen

    Just starting out on the adventure of poetry? Why not join us on
    Poetry Hill where you will receive one-to-one advice and suggestions for ways to work with your poem.





    My Poems




  9. #159
    Good morning all,
    Had an interesting observation, not original,
    but interesting... when I discovered WF in Sept ‘17, I
    knew nothing about poetry...and through motivation
    and desire have begun a journey. Along this road
    I have gotten a couple flat tires, had to refuel often
    and had many mechanical problems.... still having
    mechanical problems...but, like anything else in life,
    there are many roads traveled to get to the same
    place. Each with new surroundings, potholes, detours
    etc...but each arrive at the same destination eventually.
    WF poetry’s teaching foundation, in my humble opinion,
    is formal, including metaphor, showing not telling,
    imagery, in an effort to express and promote a feeling
    to the reader. Some camps instruction allows the reader
    to decide how to feel, hence the discipline and very
    delicate balance of poetic artistry.
    But it seems those rather strict guidlines are sometimes
    suffocating. I thought it was just me and newer poets
    frustration, part of a learning process, but after reading
    established and well respected members work,
    I find there are others who have the need sometimes
    to ‘tell’ and release their emotions in their own way,
    turning down a side street and zig zagging their way past
    the red lights.
    I think Pel was trying to establish a thread for this
    purpose. Is there a place at WF, that I perhaps don’t
    know about for raw expression, not a place to vent
    necessarily but a place to express and create emotion
    outside the proper disciplines? Plain talk, relatable,
    beyond metaphor, just other expressions of poetry.
    Someone said, and I agree, as well as believe it to be
    true in life...
    “You have to know the rules in order to break the rules”
    Knowing proper poetic form and theory is essential, but
    I also feel, stopping for ice cream once in awhile is good too.

    I look forward to your opinions.
    Last edited by TuesdayEve; February 17th, 2018 at 02:19 PM.

  10. #160
    Hi Tuesday, if you don't want critique on some of you poetry and you just want to share your work the best place to post would be the WF blog. When you post to Poetry Hill, Poetry or the Poetry Workshop it is with the expectation you are wanting feedback. Feedback/critique is varied and we as poets don't always need to agree with the reader and their interpretation of our words. We wrote the words. They are our words and if we want to tell through raw expression and enjoy our icecream, that's okay.

    No one says you must do anything in a certain way or tie yourself up in the proecess
    Last edited by PiP; February 17th, 2018 at 01:19 PM.
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    John Lydgate

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