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Excellent

ProA release of emotions in a beautiful medium

ConsOnly if you don't think you can do it

I have written poetry for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I studied poetry at university that I realised what I was writing and how I was writing it. Some people seem to have a natural talent for poetry, while others strive hard to find the right words to express a feeling. I am...

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Excellent

“The Magic of Words”

published 01/07/2004

ProHelp for budding poets

Consmy own personal view

So may times, I have had comments on my poetry reviews, “ I wish I could write poetry” “I don’t think I could do that”. It saddens me that people think that poetry has to be “clever” or you have to be very creative to write a poem. People have been writing poetry since language was first invented...

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Excellent

“Get Your Poetry Published”

published 03/07/2004

ProGreat to see your work in print.

ConsRejection letters can be painful.

Am I qualified to give advice on getting your poetry published? Well, as a poet I have had some success in getting my work published in small press poetry magazines, as well as winning a couple of runner up prizes in poetry competitions. I also run my own small press poetry magazine called The...

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Excellent

“A great magazine for poets”

published 31/01/2001

ProLots of areas for poets to submit to; interesting...

ConsOnly comes out quarterly

I have just re-subscribed to "Poetry Now" magazine, for the second time, and I realised that (although I do tell people about the site, and their competitions), I've not actually written anything about the magazine itself. I intend to remedy this today because I feel this is one of the best...

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Excellent

Proself expression, self development, art.

Consif you want something good, you have to work for i...

The vast bulk of poetry is written as a form of catharsis and emotional outlet, and as such is fine. Most people who write cathartically will argue passionatly against any intellectualising of poetry, in reality I think you need a balance between the two. Poetry is both emotional and technical...

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Excellent

“I'm the Bards ass”

published 08/06/2003

ProGreat fun,thought provoking

ConsNot enough toilet humour

Poetry is the gateway to the soul, be you a writer, a housewife/husband, a child, a teacher it doesn't matter, poetry transcends all. I started writing poetry as a child, and as a child they were about childish things. I can only remember snippets of two of them; the first one I can remember went...

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Excellent

Propoetry

Conssad

Below this poem is scanty and choppy it is an example of another poem I wrote which is quite tragic in a sense. Perhaps some describe it as a first love, others may say its straight up depressing. My emotions I am only beginning to understand.. Sharing with people gives me a better idea about...

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Excellent

“Poet and I didn't know it!”

published 30/08/2003

ProGreat way to get emotions out.

Consare there any?

This has to be one of my favourite subjects, I adore writing poetry. Granted, I haven't written much poetry for a while, but its finding the time to sit down away from the hustle and bustle of life and writing your thoughts down. I read somewhere once that 'when your young, inspiration comes...

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Excellent

ProIts a place anyone can go.

ConsNone.

I have never seen this category before on Ciao and did not know it existed. Many writers out there will know that poetry is my speciality. I write a lot of it, and each poem to me is an individual response to a situation. Unlike many poetry writers, I never keep copies of poems because to me...

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Excellent

“Go with the flow”

published 05/01/2002

ProFun, expressive

Consnone

Poetry is a form of expression and most poetry is written from personal experience. It may be a mood your in, or just one verse of a feeling you are having, that you can add on to. There are many forms of poetry. If you are a natural poet you will already have your own style and if not you need...

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Excellent

“CATS POEMS NUMBER TWO”

published 03/02/2003

ProCommon Problem

ConsHurts like hell

I hope this poem speaks for itself but I will briefly explain anyway. I am sure some of you have experienced this type of senario, I met a man whom I thought I loved... only one of my best friends went behind my back (Again) and started a relationship with him. My so-called-friend had done this...

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Excellent

ProEnjoyable, cathartic, pleasurable, profitable (not...

ConsNone

It almost feels like decades since I wrote my last opinion, so I feel like a newbie again writing this, I've heard newbies don't taste good though so I'll stick to being an oldie. What to write my next op on, I mused, what could I possibly tell the land of Ciao they don't already know. Well I...

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Excellent

“NEW POEM INCLUDED”

published 26/01/2001

Profun, creative, therapeutic

Conscan be irritating when they don't go well, ideas d...

Two towers crumbled. The world cried. Beneath the rubble, Thousands died… For the past two weeks, My sleep has been Filled with images That should have stayed In the history books forever – Gas masks, smashed buildings, Dusty streets, reeking of death. How can the world come so far...

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Excellent

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published 02/10/2003

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Conshfjh

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Super

ProJust go for it... believe in yourself

ConsDon't have any!

There are so many myths about writing poetry that I could sit here all night, nitpicking, so I’ll try to write a concise review with what, I have always found, has helped me. Granted, I’ve only ever had a handful of poems published am hardly an expert, but as Ciao is all about opinions I’ll try...

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Listed on Ciao since: 26/01/2001