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This Just In…From Someone Who Loves Me…

I must be doing something terribly wrong or wonderfully right – you be the judge. Below you will find the first and only piece of hate mail directed at my writing – from someone who calls himself –

“The Wordsmith”

THIS IS HORRIBLE, I NORMALLY DON’T SAY THAT TO PEOPLE WHEN I THINK IT COS I KNOW IT HURTS BUT YOU SEEM LIKE THE TYPE THAT WOULD SAY YOU CAN’T KILL THE DEAD SO I’M LET YOU KNOW BRO, STICK TO YOUR DAY JOB, WHATEVER SAD PATHETIC EXSISTANC3 YOU LIVE THAT INSPIRES YOUR HORRIBLE POETRY, CALL IT PHILOSOPHY OR SOMETHING BUT PLEASE DON’T CLASSIFY IT AS BEING ANYTHING OTHER THan crap. I DIDN’T EVEN WANT TO GIVE YOUR INCOHERENT RAMBLINGS THE TIME OF DAY TO FINISH READING, SORRY FOR THE BURN BRO, BUT SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT

It is a pity that HE HAS TO SHOUT isn’t it? Nice spelling job Wordsmith…

Please stop by again sometime…Your positive feedback and your thoughtful encouragement has caused me to enroll in night school – where I will try to one day be a writer you can look up to.

Poetman

I love it when readers get activated!

I just wish this one had something to say!

The following is a comment left by a reader about one of my post.
http://1poet4man.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/13-days-9/#comment-153

I am still undecided if I will blast him – or let him go on his merry but ignorant way…

Here is what he wrote:

poets who waste their wisdom ranting about the futility of others’ poetry are wasting everyone’s time.poets who voice their twisted opinions about expression fail to comprehend the basic fact of poetry and all of humanity-a need to release what is held inside.

not all poetry has to save the world. not all wise men have to believe in a greater good for humanity. some people just like to live. some people like to help others. a few, like you and myself, would like to help the world. but the difference between us seems to be that i understand the complacent side of humanity. let the poets write about their feelings. let them state their opinions about useless things. let them boggle their own minds with grammar. let them be themselves. not all people think lke you do. let that be a lesson.

My Personal List of Poetry Assholes.

 

  1. People who write Haiku and claim to have worked hard at it.
  2. Slam poets who don’t know how to wrestle.
  3. Neo beat poets who smell nice and are well fed.
  4. Confessional poets who have nothing interesting to confess.
  5. Lovers who think that Romantic poetry is about their torrid love affairs.
  6. Concrete poets who have never tended a mixer or built a building.
  7. Any one who thinks Shakespeare was a genius.
  8. Writers who think the written word shouts louder than the spoken.
  9. Spoken word poets who don’t know how to write but do know how to shout.
  10. Poets who think poetry sucks and then write a blog about it..
  11. Journal writers who want to publish the travails of their lives as poetry.
  12. All poetry judges.
  13. Professors of creative writing programs who don’t themselves write.
  14. Poets who give negative feedback in poetry workshops, for your own good.
  15. Average people who say “I use to write poetry”.
  16. Republicans who claim to have a creative side while voting against the arts.
  17. Any one who thinks Keats and Byron are still relevant today.
  18. Poetry academics that turn up their nose at anything written after 1900.
  19. Free verse poets who don’t know how to write a couplet that rhymes.
  20. Ignoramuses who believe that alliteration is an arcane science.