How The Fuck Do You Write a Poem?

I don't remember anything I learned about poetry.
My google searches go too deep into poetic philosophy.
I guess there are rules somewhere that I just don't see.
Maybe just write some lines and make them rhyme... uh tree.

Some poems I see give you a space after four lines or so.
Then you can change your rhyme and give a new sound a go.
I could be wrong, I just made that up, I don't know.
I wonder if anyone can tell I'm really not a pro?

Then I get weird and reference something like coffee foam.
You're probably wondering where this part could be goin'
It's where I ask the question that really hits home...
How the mother living fuck do you write a god damned poem?

Date: 2017-04-01 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] not-ruined.livejournal.com

This was a good poem.

Date: 2017-04-01 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spikesgirl58.livejournal.com
No idea. If you find out, let us know? Oh, and good poem.

Date: 2017-04-01 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weirdedsel.livejournal.com

just write absolute bullshit. thats what ee cummings did.

Date: 2017-04-01 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tabular-rasa.livejournal.com
I usually don't *get* poetry but I like this.

Date: 2017-04-01 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] one-raido.livejournal.com
Nice poem :)

Date: 2017-04-02 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herecirm.livejournal.com
Haha, I love it. It's perfect!

Date: 2017-04-03 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] varjakbaby.livejournal.com
Poetry is contextual. How does it relate to the moment?

Also, how does it read backwards? Out of order? The writer should be prepared to answer all these questions.

The shape of words is important. An 'o' is round, whereas a 'T' is perhaps the opposite. How these combine into phrases, and higher order structures.

Repetition?

Foreshadowing.

Anticipating what the reader wants. Who is the Target audience? (Go shopping).

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