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    I'm thinking about starting to write poetry but don't really know how to, haha!! Do you think good poems need to have hidden meanings so you have to read between the lines to understand them? What makes a good poem? What are some good places to get inspiration?


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    (Original post by channies)
    I'm thinking about starting to write poetry but don't really know how to, haha!! Do you think good poems need to have hidden meanings so you have to read between the lines to understand them? What makes a good poem? What are some good places to get inspiration?


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    here is good:

    www.longspoon.wordpress.com
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    here is good:

    www.longspoon.wordpress.com
    That's your blog, isn't it? Crafty!
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    (Original post by lustawny)
    That's your blog, isn't it? Crafty!
    it would be cruel not to let OP enjoy such excellent poesy

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    (Original post by channies)
    I'm thinking about starting to write poetry but don't really know how to, haha!! Do you think good poems need to have hidden meanings so you have to read between the lines to understand them? What makes a good poem? What are some good places to get inspiration?


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    The great thing about poetry and about literature in general is that there are no rules and facts.. its all down to interpretation, and its very free.
    So there aren't particular ways you have to write, just whatever is best for you id say.

    I think id be attracted to all sorts of poems, however simple or complex. I remember studying Frost's poetry and it had an air of colloquial, everyday language and tone attached to it, which i quite admired. It just shows that literature isnt all about fancy words and using language in an incredibly artistic way for an effect.
    I'd just say be spontaneous with it, and enjoy it!
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    it would be cruel not to let OP enjoy such excellent poesy

    Your 'Wang and the Missing Cat' blog post helped me to identify it as your blog, as I know that's your story (I remember you posting it on here a while back). Have you written any more of it? I'm enjoying what I've read so far.
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    (Original post by lustawny)
    Your 'Wang and the Missing Cat' blog post helped me to identify it as your blog, as I know that's your story (I remember you posting it on here a while back). Have you written any more of it? I'm enjoying what I've read so far.
    so glad you are enjoying the latest Wang novel. i shall resume composition in due course.

    do you have any blogs etc ?
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    do you have any blogs etc ?
    No, not really - I don't need one right now.
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    Wang scratched his hairless shin carefully. He ran his nicotine stained fingers over the Bruce Lee tattoo on the back of his calf. Glancing at his in tray he noticed that the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo had arrived. Wang had an arrangement with the newsagent in Flask Walk. He would overlook some of the specialist magazines which the greasy pervert kept under the counter; in return Wang was supplied with various continental publications including the satirical French comic. The oriental crimebuster knew that his colleagues in the Hampstead nick would look askance at his choice of light reading. Anything more complicated than the Sun would arouse their suspicions.
 
 
 
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