write without

The root of most bad poetry is the eagerness of poets to write even without something important to write about.


Anonymous said...

maybe an unimportant thing can be said in a special way....but you are right that most look for the "important"

JforJames said...

Of course, small things, things thought by others/society as insignificant can be important. The poet must recognizes importance, at whatever scale or volume, and make us see the significance of what others/society might otherwise overlook. Maybe it's a matter of poet constantly testing his/her material: Was I just writing about this/that because I could, because I have a certain facility with words, or is there a larger purpose to this writing?

Thank you responding to my assertion, Sandra.

Anonymous said...

you make us think...thanks!