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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    Theme for a Poem: I love NF's

    (it must be written by an MBTI certified NF like Niffer)
    Certified? Hmm I've never taken the real MBTI, so consider this a freelance donation rather than an official product of the CPS. Cue pretentious font:


    Who sees the shedding leaf as a shedding tear
    And peers over their grief to glimpse next year?

    Who loves birds who swim and fish that fly?
    Sees with their heart and distrusts the eye?

    Who dreams of hope
    And hopes on a dream?
    Believes love can many a sin redeem?

    Who floats on clouds black white and grey,
    Knowing all this, this too, will blow away?

    Who has a hundred ways to hold a star
    Yet never quite knows who they are?

    Who shelters the sun on a rainy day?
    Who are these NFs, anyway?



    Constructive feedback and Ti-nitpicking very welcome. There's a specific flaw I want to ask about but I'll see if anyone mentions it, first.
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    Hmm. It seems evident to me that maybe I'm the only NF who doesn't like poetry??


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    <TI nitpicking>Does it really need to rhyme...such seems slightly artificial.

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    We are not poets
    We have no right to make amendments

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    Do you mean rhyming always makes poems seem artificial, or just in this instance? I think it's appropriate sometimes, depending on the purpose, mood and pace, and the skill of the writer to not lose too much through its restrictions (this is the first one I've written voluntarily since I was nine, so I probably don't have that on my side, but for example my favourite, William Blake pulled it off). It was meant to ring true but be enjoyable, and not seem too serious. Although commitment to rhyme restricts the freedom to be just right in other areas, it is an aesthetically pleasing device. But I'll think about that, thanks. In fact I'll write one without rhyme, to see if I'm better suited to it. It's more fun than I remember! I'm too self-conscious to share and ask for feedback offline. Might bug the people in the Arts and Entertainment section after this...

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    ^ Just in this instance. Mostly the second and fourth stanzas, actually.
    We are not poets
    We have no right to make amendments

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    Quote Originally Posted by xNFJiminy View Post
    Who sees the shedding leaf as a shedding tear
    And peers over their grief to glimpse next year?

    Who loves birds who swim and fish that fly?
    Sees with their heart and distrusts the eye?

    Who has a hundred ways to hold a star
    Yet never quite knows who they are?
    I liked it, especially the quoted parts

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    Ah, thanks for clarifying.

    Thanks GZA.

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    Well I'm an NF and my poem has the root word 'love' in it.

    Does that count?

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    Driving 60 miles an hour down the highway
    it can feel like no one knows
    where they're going, what they're seeing
    Like maybe somethings on fire

    No one seems to see the haunted leaves
    the meadows, rocks and ghostly trees
    the sorrowed sands, misty bays, and circus waves
    of oceans running from today

    Maybe its whole, or maybe its torn
    like the fright and beauty of a lightning cloud storm
    maybe you stand at the top of the hill
    or maybe yer stuck in the gutters of filth

    But on that road you'll never get home
    If you don't look around to see where you are
    Where yer going, what yer humming
    what yer saying, what yer drumming

    Maybe then the fire will clear into rain
    Funnel out of smoke and drop through the drain
    And you'll find that home you've always been told
    you'd find at the end of the black diamond road

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    Can anyone give me some tips or ideas on how to write poetry? For example, for painting/photography there is a lot of stuff about composition that is good to know, what is the equivalent for poetry?

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