Thursday, September 30, 2010

Poetry Readings. Do you prefer reading poetry on a printed page, the computer ( a kind of printed page) or listening to audios or live performances?

I enjoy in person  poetry readings but I prefer reading a poem, savoring it, without any external embellishments the first time around. After I have read it I like to hear a poet read his or her work. I find that a person's voice often influences my reaction to a poem. I am influenced  by sound, perhaps even prejudiced by it one way or the other. I want to get over  my sound preferences when I hear a poet read a poem and my first reaction is no don't like it or wow fantastic. Hearing  a poem and listening to a poem are two different things in my opinion. If you'd like to share your view, please post a comment.

A  link about attitudes toward poetry readings.

 The Peril of the Poetry Reading: The Page Versus the Performance-

Monday, September 13, 2010

Poetry Prompt Number Cinque- The Unexpected

Write a poem about a noun that is black and or white. You can use adjectives that are also black and or white. 


 A little
 if you'd like.

 Make it drab 
 and  or
like a pounding rainstorm
 in the ocean
 you witness
from a a sail boat that
 is taking in water
 and there is  no land in sight

Add a spot
 Pink .
 Could be  another boat come to your rescue or a bottle with a message from a long lost loved one 
 from another century that lands on the deck.

Love Poem by Paul Hostovsky- Verse Daily Archive

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