Over

Mainly poems on my general observation of the day. It seems I’m the inventor of the twittersize 4liner: no more than 140 characters, made to fit into one entry on Twitter. I’ve started them to digest my day.

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34 Replies to “Over”

        1. Perhaps, as in therapeutic terms it might aid progression and reflection and allow other to identify and relate, but I guess by the term self indulgent linked with wallowing I am implying that the writer chooses to stick with negative thoughts rather than to push on or find away to let go of them or move past them.

          Could self indulgent wallowing of a non episodic nature ever be classed as a positive thing?

        2. Okay, true… personally I try to use poetry here to digest my day, positively and negatively. All the same, if wallowing self-indulgent poetry helps a person to get over the negative clutter & move on, then it may be a good thing. Some kind of a therapy indeed.

        3. “Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.”

          ― Mahatma Gandhi

        4. I’ve seen something like that in the Koran too… universal knowledge & experience I guess. But thanks… I’ll keep it in mind.

        5. AnElephantCant help thinking
          That poetry like life is what you make it
          He may be quite daft
          But he likes to laugh
          Where there is humour to be found he will take it

  1. They say a Sanskrit scholar is more delighted at being able to delete a single syllable from his verse than over the birth of a son – (says something about his family values, too…;) )

    1. I’m trying to avoid this attitude… I understand the passion, though. The shorter the poem, the less energy it asks, the less other activity suffers, and the more often you can write. A long poem? No more than one per week!

      1. Yes, that is one aspect of it – another that motivates me is the sense that words tend to distract from the purity of the moment, so less words, carefully chosen, more space for the purity of space… 🙂

        1. The old Asians weren’t foolish!

          Both the purity of the moment and the desire to be brief motivated me to write short poems. I had a desire to digest the day, and nowadays the computer is a great place to do that and share. Reading & writing online is exhausting, and there are many people. So the more cut down to the core a message is, the more on target it will be, and, hopefully, the better purity is preserved.

    1. Personally, I think one can only learn to write poetry by starting with prescribed form. Only then is it possible to let loose and still write poetry. Otherwise, the result is at best a letter, or another form of prose.

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