Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 12
M
stranger
OP Offline
stranger
M
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 12
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

Does this mean..."Poetry should consist of "a small amount of frills" and not its uniqueness. and it should make the reader think that it came from him and make him think its from his memories."??

Another one...
Does this man in the cartoon strip mean this?

"I wish you a merry christmas, or at least one that we deserve, considering the circumstances?

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,542
Carpal Tunnel
Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 10,542
the man in the cartoon is identified as Caspar Milquetoast: A timid, unassertive person; so the hesitancies and waffling in his speech are requisites of the "joke".

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
J
veteran
Offline
veteran
J
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,554
Originally Posted By: momi1234
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.

Does this mean..."Poetry should consist of "a small amount of frills" and not its uniqueness. and it should make the reader think that it came from him and make him think its from his memories."?


No, momi1234, poetry pleases by the exact phrasing of complex thoughts that are generally apparent to all of us but remain unspoken. In other words, through poems our precursor thoughts celebrate recognition.

What I've said above is true. But is it poetry? smile


Moderated by  Jackie 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,910
Posts228,604
Members9,164
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
Teejheni, vrk1951, Doctor, Silverfox, Red_Canoe
9,164 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 members (), 117 guests, and 4 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,542
wofahulicodoc 10,057
LukeJavan8 9,877
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2022 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5