|Midnight In Eden
Do you think you have a cohesive style down yet?9/16/2007 #1
If so, how would you describe it?
I've been told I have evolved into a certain style but I can't personally pinpoint it. It's sort of how I've always wanted to write.
|the duck in the rain
oh, i feel i most surely have.2/17/2008 #2
when i was a bit younger i really just threw all of my feelings out onto the table.
just splattered all over the page for anyone to see or mock or whatever.
it was solely a need to know that i could convey what i felt and needed.
and then, later on, i felt that i wanted to make my feelings more interesting -
so i tried to take my personal, real world feelings and place them into a story -
a short story of a couple of stanzas that would tell all that i needed to say
and make it more approachable, make it less overwhelming.
instead of just reading and trying to digest someone's thoughts -
you were peering into someone's life, into their mind
and i felt that made my poetry feel more likable.
but as i continue writing,
i find myself getting more to the personal level.
i finally know how to convey my personal thoughts/feelings into a personal set-up.
i started writing with brackets at the ends of my poems not too long ago.
and i don't really know if they serve the purpose they're supposed to,
but they DO have a purpose haha.
i suppose i wanted to get my personal feelings out in a story form
and present it almost like an edited version. like you might be watching the movie.
and then i would place the brackets at the end as an afterthought. well,
as the truth in the poem. the real thought, the real feeling amidst all this fluff.
my mother, while watching project runway last week, called my style
the "robe and reveal" after she heard that line.
it's funny, but also sort of true.
i try to keep the truth wrapped up in a pretty story of fluff and words
with glimpses of something more meaningful -
but, at the very end, i let the truth show itself through the brackets.
well, at least that's what i would like to think.
i'm not sure if i really DO have a cohesive style yet,
i can feel myself start to change again. oh,
the woes of freeverse. hahahahaha.
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