• Does sound rhyme with down?

    Best answer: try to use it in a poem and see how your closest friends react.
    Best answer: try to use it in a poem and see how your closest friends react.
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • What do you think of this poem?

    I know not, If it is the clear amber, in your glass of wine, Or the entrancing enigma, on your face so fine The smouldering coals I see in your smoky eyes, Or the half-smile, that makes you look so wise The wisps of your hair, floating astray, Or the languor you exude, clad in gray But intoxicated I get,... show more
    I know not, If it is the clear amber, in your glass of wine, Or the entrancing enigma, on your face so fine The smouldering coals I see in your smoky eyes, Or the half-smile, that makes you look so wise The wisps of your hair, floating astray, Or the languor you exude, clad in gray But intoxicated I get, When I gaze upon your image, and behold The confluence of vistas divine
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • It's fire season again in Southern California. So I'm reposting this one, that presages the threat now being realized in other backyards?

    Backyard In my backyard the olive tree among the other trees that shade a failing lawn fends off the searing blaze of summer dawn much better that it did when it was young. Its leaves, back then, were few and far between on branches barely qualified as twigs that clawed the sky in subtle zags and zigs.... show more
    Backyard In my backyard the olive tree among the other trees that shade a failing lawn fends off the searing blaze of summer dawn much better that it did when it was young. Its leaves, back then, were few and far between on branches barely qualified as twigs that clawed the sky in subtle zags and zigs. The kind of grab at life so often seen. The garden, taken whole, has come to grief: the patch of lawn once green has gone to brown, the flowers don t look up, but only down, the plum tree and the peach have lost their leaf, small beetles gorge on wood of withered oaks, the needles fall from branch of stressed-out pine, my avocado tree is in decline. (Is global warming still seen as a hoax?) Yet other trees, acacias and mesquite and doing very well despite the drought. About that olive, though, I still have doubt: it s watered less, so suffers in this heat. Should it survive, then maybe so will I. We live with what we have, or else we die.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does this poem stink? if you cant give actual criticism dont bother answering.. no cowards?

    Best answer: It's totally and completely devoid of any sense of meter or rhythm. It's wholly lacking in imagery. It's awkward and bumbling. It's trite and cliché. Essentially it has absolutely nothing going for it whatsoever besides the fact that it doesn't go beyond 31 lines, which is admittedly 31 lines... show more
    Best answer: It's totally and completely devoid of any sense of meter or rhythm. It's wholly lacking in imagery. It's awkward and bumbling. It's trite and cliché. Essentially it has absolutely nothing going for it whatsoever besides the fact that it doesn't go beyond 31 lines, which is admittedly 31 lines longer than it needed to be. This is a prime example of someone scrawling a bunch of detached, disassociated, disjointed words together sloppily and then attempting to pass the end result off as verse. It's irredeemable codswallop. In a word, godawful.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does writing poems everyday kill creativity?

    Best answer: The worst that can happen is that you won't come up with any ideas on a particular day. But it doesn't hurt to try.
    Best answer: The worst that can happen is that you won't come up with any ideas on a particular day. But it doesn't hurt to try.
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Do you like this short poem?

    Silly **** yeah she could've had it all The temptation got the better, sent her for a fall Now she dead up on the floor, with her head split into four Not knowing she ain't breathing, she ain't getting it no more nah Silly **** yeah she could've had it all The temptation got the better, sent her for... show more
    Silly **** yeah she could've had it all The temptation got the better, sent her for a fall Now she dead up on the floor, with her head split into four Not knowing she ain't breathing, she ain't getting it no more nah Silly **** yeah she could've had it all The temptation got the better, sent her for a fall Now she's staring at the wall, not preparing for a war Not knowing what she started Where she standing when it all fall
    16 answers · 7 days ago
  • Poems are so stupid they dont make any sence unless the reader thinks theyre so smart that they think they understand it?

    All it is is a bunch of randon stupid words that some douche wrote thinking he knows all and thinks hes smarter and better than the reader, and the reader just thinks that they understand it when it doesnt make any sence at all, and of course the writer just agrees that hes so clever and says what ever anybody else... show more
    All it is is a bunch of randon stupid words that some douche wrote thinking he knows all and thinks hes smarter and better than the reader, and the reader just thinks that they understand it when it doesnt make any sence at all, and of course the writer just agrees that hes so clever and says what ever anybody else says it true
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow consider a good poet?

    I'm a high school sophmore. I'm in Honors English 10. This is a survey course of World Literature. We are taking our test today on The Inferno by Dante. Our teacher, Mr. Turner, had Longfellow's translation printed, and has footnotes to explain certain parts if the poem, or to explain vocabulary. I... show more
    I'm a high school sophmore. I'm in Honors English 10. This is a survey course of World Literature. We are taking our test today on The Inferno by Dante. Our teacher, Mr. Turner, had Longfellow's translation printed, and has footnotes to explain certain parts if the poem, or to explain vocabulary. I had Mr. T last year for Honors English 9. That was a survey course of genres. I remember for poetry we did had to read a bunch of Longfellow's poetry. My older brother said wait until next year. First semester of the American Lit will be The Scarlet Letter and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and not much else. Then he said Longfellow is considered a have poet. Okay I get that Mr. T likes Longfellow a lot. But if he's a hack poet, shouldn't the guy they get to teach all honors English classes like a better poet?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the tone of this poem?

    Sisters are always drying their hair Locked into rooms,alone They pose at the mirror,shoulders bare Trying this way and that their hair
    Sisters are always drying their hair Locked into rooms,alone They pose at the mirror,shoulders bare Trying this way and that their hair
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Put in your feedback for my poem.Its about war?

    Best answer: Some lines are too long. It's either innocents or innocent people. It's humanitarians. In the last line, it's there shall be no war...
    Best answer: Some lines are too long. It's either innocents or innocent people. It's humanitarians. In the last line, it's there shall be no war...
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do you like this short poem?

    I ran, past the trifling fights and wavering hope ‘neath whispering wind, over rain kissed fields. In your tear-stained cheeks, glistening eyes and tender arms I tasted paradise Roads diverged, promises bloomed. Curtains fell on hurdles past, and we were infinite.
    I ran, past the trifling fights and wavering hope ‘neath whispering wind, over rain kissed fields. In your tear-stained cheeks, glistening eyes and tender arms I tasted paradise Roads diverged, promises bloomed. Curtains fell on hurdles past, and we were infinite.
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Poetry..is not dying. will you c/c please?

    Best answer: I'd like to, but I can't do more than /c. Poetry, for me, has always been a stepping-back from the intimate analysis of perception, or the 'higher level' analysis of how I conceive the reality I'm in. It has not gained weight; it still stalks the marketplace like the unicorn, or like... show more
    Best answer: I'd like to, but I can't do more than /c.

    Poetry, for me, has always been a stepping-back from the intimate analysis of perception, or the 'higher level' analysis of how I conceive the reality I'm in. It has not gained weight; it still stalks the marketplace like the unicorn, or like democracy, so only serves as an artful labeling of something I don't understand very well. My poems amount to little more than artful marginalia on the more thoughtful journal I should be writing instead; a procedural bookmark with some rhythm and rhyme to string it together.

    You care more about this mythical beast poetry and its riders than I do. But, hey, you know that I view things through a cloudy lens in a cluttered fog. Poems? Yeah, they're okay, sometimes. Poets? I can hardly bear to look; when do we usually feel the urgent need to call for a poet? Never, usually? So, the existential claim "I'm a poet" does not butter my bran muffin. I can live without poets, and I will tolerate happily the workmanlike poem-oid that the plumber invents, e.g., "This bill is for service, 'cause I knew what to tap/It's more than you like, but, please, give me no crap." I will still grumble at the bill, but in a polite mutter.

    Poetry as such? Poetry Qua! Qua! poetry? <cue the crows> It's always there to find, even in ordinary speech. It's not dying.


    Please tell me that I've muddied the waters for you. That is my deep aim: the end of certainty.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I need help with a quick free write poem ASAP?

    So I’m supposed to write a free verse poem about a depressing bookshelf and I don’t know what to write so could someone give me some advice and stuff please? Thanks.
    So I’m supposed to write a free verse poem about a depressing bookshelf and I don’t know what to write so could someone give me some advice and stuff please? Thanks.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can someone help me identify this poems from english or Italian sonnet?

    English sonnet: out out by robert frost one art by elizabeth bishop do not go gentle into that goodnight by dylan thomas Italian sonnet: The new colossus by emma lazarrus ozymandias by percy shelley acquainted with the night by robert frost what lips my lips have kissed by edna millay those winter sundays by... show more
    English sonnet: out out by robert frost one art by elizabeth bishop do not go gentle into that goodnight by dylan thomas Italian sonnet: The new colossus by emma lazarrus ozymandias by percy shelley acquainted with the night by robert frost what lips my lips have kissed by edna millay those winter sundays by robert hayden lake isle at innisfree by wb yates
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are simple and direct poems which do not follow a style BAD poems?

    Best answer: No, I think those are refered to as “Free Verse Poems” ??? I think....
    Best answer: No, I think those are refered to as “Free Verse Poems” ??? I think....
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can someone write a sonnet for me?

    Best answer: In writing this to fulfill your request, Admittedly one question springs to mind: Am I to script these lines at your behest Because it's some homework you've been assigned? Your teacher doesn't want to read my rhymes He or she wants you to create your own The plain and simple fact is that... show more
    Best answer: In writing this to fulfill your request,
    Admittedly one question springs to mind:
    Am I to script these lines at your behest
    Because it's some homework you've been assigned?

    Your teacher doesn't want to read my rhymes
    He or she wants you to create your own
    The plain and simple fact is that sometimes
    You've got to do some things in life alone.

    I had a fortune cookie once that said:
    "Disappointment builds character." And though
    You can't pass this off as your own, instead
    I'm giving you a chance to learn and grow.

    Give it a go now and you'll be all right
    It's not like your teacher was born last night.
    4 answers · 3 days ago