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Cheryl Griffith Port of Spain / Trinidad and Tobago, Female, 49
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BA in Literature and Communication
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  • POEM: Thoughtful Ingredients by RoseAnn V. Shawiak (9/4/2014 4:51:00 PM)

    Hi Rose Ann, I have read about 5 of your poems and I must say, they tend to give a very peaceful feeling with a sort of healing energy and always seem to be positive I like reading them but I want to honestly say that they lack the flavor of poetic language and are very prosaic. I think if you employ some figurative devices to enhance rhythm and imagery that will help strengthen your poems. It was an honor and a pleasure reading them though and look forward to reading more. I sincerely hope that my comment does not upset you as I speak out of care and concern and you seem to be a very open-minded person who value honesty and sincerity.

  • POEM: Thoughtful Ingredients by RoseAnn V. Shawiak (8/13/2014 5:18:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful the concept as well as the poem. I particularly like the last line Melting a spirit whole it like a play with the idea of the melted substance (lacquer) and the action of making something whole

  • POEM: Thoughtful Ingredients by RoseAnn V. Shawiak (8/13/2014 5:11:00 PM)

    So are so right that is why the pen is mightier than the sword

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  • Cheryl Griffith (8/5/2014 9:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Another significant thing you must know and remember if you write poetry is meter. You need to know the basics of meter, which is based on syllables, emphasized and not emphasized. The basic building block is an " iamb" , a word that begins with a non emphasized and ends with an emphasized syllable, the beat reads: duh-DUH. Example: awake, abuse, afraid, can hear that duh-duh. I cannot go into depth here on all the acceptable forms of meter and substitutions. You must be aware of the beat of your lines, is it a-b beat or perhaps an a-b-b-c beat?In essence, you must study meter to master the craft!

  • Cheryl Griffith (8/5/2014 9:37:00 AM) Post reply

    People tend to just put the first word that comes to their mind in the poem. Never accept just any word, always search for the perfect word that best says what you want to say and at the same time one that will creates imagery and paint a picture in readers mind. Don't just put anything out there for readers to read, give them your best. Poetry is about the best words in their best order.

  • Cheryl Griffith (8/3/2014 9:30:00 PM) Post reply

    This is wonderful! It is interesting the way you manage to maintain that consistent 'eed' rhyme. The rhyme scheme is a simplistic end rhyme but this is no simple poem, this is a very powerful poem with a very powerful and significant message relative to life. I like the flow, sentence structure and word choice which brings out the message with clarity. This poem speaks volume, keep writing.

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