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May 31st, 2008


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11:55 pm - In case you didn't know how poets think
When a poet posts a poem, and no one comments, here's what s/he thinks: I am a terrible poet. I should never write poetry again. I should go and burn every poetry book I have ever written, to save myself from the embarrassment of ever having it found.

Or something like that. We're very insecure creatures. If said poet is also a Pisces - oy. You haven't seen such insecurity.

Which is to say, I posted two poems and would love any feedback on them. Because even critical feedback (other than just, "this sucks") would be better than silence. Because I can read all sorts of things into silence, but at least with criticism or questions I feel like my existence is validated. Questions are also OK. Your honest impressions and thoughts are what I want.

Thank you. This has been a Public Service Announcement.

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From:grigorpdx
Date:June 4th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)

Rationality

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Then again, if you were trying to think that much more rationally it might make you a less-talented poet. We love you like you are. :-)

I wish I could think of something to say that didn't sound shallow and uninformed when it comes to poetry. It's just so foreign to how my brain works that I don't even know how to respond.

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