Friday, July 15, 2011

Poetry Friday

Efficient use of language is one of the major hallmarks of poetry. For the poet, this means avoiding clumsy or pointless repetition by saying things forcefully and right the first time. It means avoiding abstractions and generalizations in favor of presenting the scene which generated the abstraction. It means that each gesture has its point and no moment of the poem is wasted.

~ Ed Ochester ~

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