MEOP: POETRY IS NOT JOKE

Perhaps I can etirw you a meop, Or some esrev with or without semyhr, Extra sdrow with serugif and segami? May we still llac this yrteop? What do you call the stanza above? Just a joke? A mind-teaser, or poetry? Farce, fantasy, or literature?…. The answer is yours. But [no...

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ART, EXPRESSION AND ENVIRONMENT

Subject matter does not concoct poetry — imaginably derisive to structure, it could evolve itself into a strange genre — the expression is what raises the subject to a poetic level. And in giving expression to his theme, the poet must make a vigorous search for fresh language and original...

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10 TREASURES I FOUND IN POETRY

Note: Some deliberate patterns are employed independently by the writer for the purpose of easy comprehension. I was just this frustrated kid who want to echo the giggles of life made mockingly over him. I began with music and raps. I wanted to make a difference, but my desires could not...

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PLAIN, SIMPLE POEMS ARE JUST PROSE

I remembered how I made so much buzz online and offline when I encountered poet Tade Ipadeola’s teaching about poetry some 6 months ago or thereabouts. His comparative analysis of poetry the growth from foetus to adult hood, remains indelible in my creative heart and had since improved my writing...

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POETRY IS MUSIC: A BALLAD AND A NOTE

The aim: to prompt to action through detachment. The mood: to play on this paradox, standing suspended between anger, revolt, disgust, sorrow, admiration or indifference, so as to finally assert dissent and freedom of thought. With the risk of losing one’s mental bearings in the process. I find repetitive refrains...

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WRITING POETRY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE

To my poet and non-poet friends… Poetry writing is an interesting craft that could be acquired via personal interest, association with people of like minds, conscious learning, etc. Mindful of its features/rudiments and the boldness to try one’s hands at writing poems, one would be moving a notch up displaying humility to share one’s...

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