Thursday, December 27, 2012

LOOK! A POETREE as seen by (me!) sandra, tvgp

was it really robert frost who said such a thing?  that free verse poetry is like playing tennis without a net?  well, just for the record, i write all forms..  i honor what comes to me.  if it arrives to me with a rhyme and a rhythm; i honor it.  if it arrives without rhyme or reason; i honor that..   but in general..  for the most part, what i believe about free verse poetry is captured here:  try though people may, to force it inside a pre-determined formula; to organize it just so, to cement it in... to control the look of the landscape   ~real poetry refuses to be contained!  will break through, bust loose and make known its power.   and i believe, poetry has the ultimate power, not the poet.  poetry seeks out, finds and uses the poet to make itself manifest...  its own way. poetry dictates the terms.   your job is not to put all the words, like blocks, back inside a box so the lid will close properly    -your job, as a poet, is to listen, surrender, write and play with the word blocks; make a beautiful mess! create.  ~and then leave the room.

 

1 Comments:

At 9:48 AM, Blogger she said...

i think that if you look you'll see


my poems are like this:

poetree.

 

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