3 comments on “No Poetry Question?

  1. Kate says:

    Hi, Karen.
    I’m very interested in this website. I write and publish poetry and am about to e-publish my first YA novel on Kindle. I also have a poetry manuscript nearly ready to publish…so I’ll stay in touch with you.
    My question: Where is the line between simple and simplistic in Poetry? and who decides?

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  2. I will gladly tackle this on Tuesday. I’ll even ask my critique group to weigh in on it. Thanks, Kate, great question.

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  3. Thanks, Karen.
    Here is a poem i’ve written that may give your group some grist. I am questioning it as to whether it’s beautifully simple or just simplistic. Tui and fantail are birds native to New Zealand.
    Thanks.

    daily
    I walk the same path to the lake

    always
    a surprise awaits

    today
    the chuck of a tui

    above
    the tease of a fantail

    below
    ground rolled with acorns

    yesterday
    kayakers slid through the lake’s loose ruffle
    singing
    beautiful
    beautiful

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