Waste words April 20, 2014 Share this Post....emailFacebookLinkedinGoogle+PinterestTwitter I write them in a hurry I write to throw them out They have no sense or purpose They simply scream and shout Empty words Wasted words Fit only for the bin Throw them out Throw them out And let the sunshine in. Share this Post....emailFacebookLinkedinGoogle+PinterestTwitter 6 Comments on Waste words Glenn Ingersoll April 20, 2014 at 2:37 am (4 years ago) I am writing in a hurry,writing to throw outwhat has no sense or purpose.I am must scream, simply. Or shout. I am throwing at youwhat's fit only for the bin,what's waste,what's din. And until I decide I'm doneI'll just keep right on. * Hm. My poetry group meets tomorrow night and I didn't have anything I wanted to hand around. Maybe now I do. (I'll credit you.) Reply Jim Murdoch April 20, 2014 at 4:15 am (4 years ago) Most people think that real poetry these days shouldn’t rhyme. I needn’t rhyme but rhyme can be used to powerful effect. If used sparingly. This reminds me of a nursery rhyme and I’m sure it’s deliberate. And that kind of soundscape is a set-up. It triggers a mindset. Childhood is when we first learn to write. It’s when we first learn both the power of words and also their powerlessness often when we need them the most. I wrote a series of poems a while back—they’re all included in the book of mine you have—called ‘Advice to Children’ and the reasoning behind all these poems (they didn’t rhyme but they could easily have) was to present truths in the kind of language that young kids could get but weren’t ready to grasp which is what you’re doing here. The poem appears simplistic but its undercurrents are not. Reply Rob-bear April 20, 2014 at 11:09 am (4 years ago) Strange; very strange. I went to Good Friday worship this year (as usual). But the thing that struck me was that there were simply way too many words in the service. I wonder if I will feel that way later this morning. Easter blessings, Elizabeth. (And Bear hugs from Canada.) Reply Anthony Duce April 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago) And the words find purpose in the emptiness. Enjoyed.. Reply Anthony Duce April 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago) And the words find purpose in the emptiness. Enjoyed.. Reply Glenn Ingersoll April 21, 2014 at 12:54 am (4 years ago) "I am must" … so much for my proofreading skills … pardon my rewriting – no critique was meant – just a way I have – I rework other people's poems to see what happens. It's rather the way I rework my own poems, especially older ones with which I've lost touch. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.