Schneider Called It in 2001 !

Dan Schneider on Robert Bly:

Bly falls into didacticism—a trait he always displays with audiences—reading & rereading the most inconsequential images, lines, stanzas, & poems as if of cosmic import. It’s also the dead giveaway of a man unsure of himself, his talent, & in need of constant reinforcement. But then he’s always played the “insecure liberal”, wasting time & energy in politics that should go to art, who needs to show his/her innate goodness, go to a [3rd World country/rehab center/orphanage/social activist group] to see how the other ½ lives, translate 5th rate poetasters into English, & leach bad poems from the transformative period so crucial to their growth as a poet/person. It’s all part of the co-opting of language & freedoms by so many groups—PC Elitists among them.

Poetic Sanity in the Asylum: CosmoDan

 

Definedly Poetic

 

Poetry is the message, not the way it gets conveyed (SNIFF)

Do NOT make it your own (SNORT)

It’s not about saying it in a new way (HICCUP)

It’s all about a message delivered lyrically (BURP/BELCH)

Poetry is NOT about emotions recollected in tranquility (FART)

Poetry is not about pushing the boundaries of language (YAWN)

Nor is it spasmodic unburdening (AHHCHOO!)

Poetry has no militant agenda (GRUNT)

and Poetry is not about your prosaic observations (SIGH)

 

LET’S GET THAT  STRAIGHT

 

 

 

Oh yeah – almost forgot:

PROMPT #10: a hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza,
where the first line has one word, the second line has two words,
and the third line has three words.

Poetry
Rendered incoherent:
 godless postmodern sensibilities

Paths to Pathos

 

Poets:  a pathetic lot—

Who sing, off-key, of their own refusing.

On a quest for what is not,

Entranced with their own maudlin musing

In that zone where life gets buffered

As the pages load; confusing

Pain with what their souls have suffered:

Lyric bombs for your defusing.

 


 

write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life –
one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances.
For example, bowling, or shopping for socks, or shoveling snow, or teaching a child to tie its shoes.