Reviews for how to read poetry
Jainblu chapter 1 . 3/2/2010
I like this, it's funny, and beautiful, and ... it exists, i know thats a weird summation, but I think its good.

The jumbled structure means you read it in the way thoughts sometimes come- disjointed and confused.

How did you write this?

Was it well planned or more one of those sudden inspiration things?
The Breakdancing Ninja chapter 1 . 9/1/2007
the sublimation of this poem is huge and effective; i like the tone of the speaker's voice, full of range, and consistency. often though, when a speaker is speaking to an object who plays "dumb" (shakespeare dumb, like deaf and mute), there is a sense of limitation into how we are to read the work-in a way, we become dog-owner. this isn't a bad thing, it's actually pretty compelling, but other readers may feel slighted (inconsequential, of course, but just saying...) i like the comparison to vaccination shots-almost as if reading and writing poetry is a painful, but healthy thing, and the way the lines are written: [pricked/ deep into soft matter, released,/ sighing relief.] suggest that reading and writing poetry can become easily penetrable activities, things to work off tension, things that bring relief

Another awesome read. Thank you.

Rock on, NoPeace.
felicia13 chapter 1 . 7/30/2007
I hate people who over-analyze. It doesn't matter if you 'get' it or not. It only matters if you can see the words and think of them as more than words. Streams of consciousness, as you say.

*sigh* Does there really need to be a moral to make it a story? I've never thought so, but according to some people, there has to be.

Felicia.