* mostly prose
* novelty line breaks
* subtle if any rhyme
This gives your verse
an incredible amount of loose,
groovy freedom - but
WARNING! It does NOT
make poetry writing EASIER! If anything,
of a safety net, the lack
of an even force of gravity to pull you down, keep you
able to tell up
versus down, even - the lack
of all that
restraint and equipment,
basically - frees you up to FAIL!
, if you're not careful
Most modern poetry is a perfect example.
right up above
us, there - ? Well,
admittedly, less so. Far
short of a perfect example of
That's the risk you take. Free verse is for REALS, yo.
I just wanted to point that out, because
"This museum piece looks like my special needs kindergartener's imaginary BLIND FRIND took a SHIT on a NAPKIN and slapped it up on the refridgerator like the proverbial asshole sittin' in Pie Corner with plumbs on his thumbs." That's pretty much a cliché,in the red
of art critique
, in these days, ever since
hey! they finally gave up
on the sort-of progress that had been
captivating snoots for a while, by then.
look at some free-form MASTERPIECE
, and go "SHIT!
I could do that without even WANTING to
But it's just as important to note
the same thing applies in poetry
never had a chance
to get bastardized by the Modernist
Hijack so bad, because poetry
wasn't in competition with photography
in quite the same way.
(That painting was.) Fine
Arts Painting basically felt itself
freaked out like a SPAZZ
into a corner and
DIED there, trying
to find even one
wedged into a beveled aluminum crease of a by-then-
-over PIE PLATE. And let me tell you!
There is nothing inspirational about the wafting aroma
of the curdles and scrapes and streaks of remains
of purple-pulped pie juice that looks and smells
like it has been sitting out
, in a room-temperature room
, since the beginnings of the ends of days. Bacteria,
mold - you name it.
- trying trying to eat
what's left of the sugar, but
there's not even enough moisture for poor little mister
yeast to shit out a proper alcohol molecule
as a by-product! Art,
and so I just wanted to make sure you're aware of the pitfalls
- the same thing hasn't QUITE
happened to poetry yet, so!
be careful, but have fun.
sure you're not the one,
to fuck up poetry for EVERY ONE TO