I am not new to faithwriters, but I am recycled to this part of faithwriters.
I love faithwriters and know it to be a great encouragement, and challenger, and educator, for those of us who write, or maybe just think we do.
I love the art forms and try to see the varied expressions of the artist as an expression of what is inside them. Each one of us has experiences that are not the experience of the whole of those who will read what is written. None of us writes for every reader; every reader will not identify with us nor with our style of writing.
Apart from sordid language and very poorly spelled words I appreciate each persons effort to communicate what is inside them. Art forms, i.e. writing, is a personal exposure of ones inner self.
Perhaps some see this art form as a tool for making a money, and I suppose that would skew the "inner person" thought and take the entire effort to another room entirely. For that segment of writers there are rules and rules and rules. I am not saying they are wrong, not for them anyway.
So here I am, Hello! I am not one who likes the rigid rules applied, and especially to poetry.
If anyone cares to read "The Greatest 100 Poets of the Last Century" (it is a cd series found in most public libraries) you will find that poetry does not have to be perfectly rhymed and metered to be highly recommended as poetry.
Somewhere else, not "newbies" I'm sure, I would like to see a discussion on the subject of poetry. Is anyone interested?
Enad= a hard gemstone
I look forward to being a part of your circle of sharers.