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rules, there are rules -- but need they be followed? -- only one -- create with your heart and imagination,let nothing deter you -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
A truly lovely piece of writing entertaining and instructive. Thanks a million for penning it.
Hi La Belle, I not only agree with you, but it is a fact that better writing is produced without rules. Sure, we can use "rules" for a guideline, but that's about it. Free verse is like setting yourself free to write. Thank you for sharing this... not only enlightening, but a must have confirmation for any writer.
Why restrict yourself with poetry rules?
Once again, I agree with you, La Belle; and that Thoreau always had wonderful quotes.
Poetry should be like rain waters that aren't commanded to fall here and there but not over there.
I agree, the "purists" or self appointed watchers of literature can be defines in the phrase I wrote long ago "critics are the ones that can't do a thing but that reserved to themselves the right to tell you how to do it"