Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Conception

A poem transcends the meaning of its words if conceived with a distinct feeling; transcends the feeling if conceived with a distinct image; and transcends all if the author does not interfere with its conception.

7 comments:

  1. Very true.

    ...maybe that's why I don't write poetry;)

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  2. well did you read my piece? it was more like writing just to write but doesn't convey much that people will get.

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  3. thanks for reading... I felt a tad intimidated by this entry,Only because you wrote about poetry better than I actually write poetry ;) take it as a compiment :)
    I'm branching out now. Just keep feeding me the compliments and I'll keep writing :)and critizism is needed and wanted too! Love you number 2 brother.

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  4. I agree, although most people (including me) don't always realize that they are interfering. How do we learn to recognize that?

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  5. Steven:

    You gotta turn your spiritual tuning key till your innards resonate with the same frequency as the...

    "secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord".

    There's not a practical/mental way to do this. The answer will be the same to this question.

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  6. Poetry has always been a journey inward--whether its confessional, transcendental, metaphysical, romantic, naturalistic, or spoken word. That is the un-learnable, mystical, Divine part, right? It’s the jet fuel that rockets language into transcendence.

    But there is a human, fleshy, part too; a craft part. Something that can be imitated, taught, or found, through practice.

    I think that even the awareness of the things you raised in this post is a step towards strengthening that human part

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