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Ian # Posted on August 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

if you want to write serious poetry, IMHO it should not have a singsongy cadence and rhyme. rhyming poetry is so hard to do well. there are things like “Goblin Market” that get away with it because it is trying to sound childish. Read people like Anne Carson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath. Bishop is an absolute freakish master of form. Her poems are like drum tight.
I don’t want to seem rude, but i think a lot of people think they can just put fragmented thoughts in singsongy rhyme and call it a poem. i feel like a poem should instead be this kind of small, alluring, insolveable pearl.