All writing should speak for itself I suppose but these thoughts about poems come from my love of traditional nature writing. Wordsworth described poetry as the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity, and who would argue with him?
I have no formal education in poetry (nor in much else) and find all the strictures and structures mind-
So, as always, mentoring comes from the masters. Isaac Newton mentioned ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’, and the great self-
Finally, though I have nothing against ‘free verse’ or 'blank verse' per se it has to be bloody good, a la Shakespeare or Wordsworth, or, for me, Ted Walker -
I hope you can browse and enjoy some of these poems.
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