Wednesday, September 13, 2006

You be the Judge!

I don't know about you but I've got several poems in my Poetry in Vitro file that I know are ready for my desktop recycle bin and binary oblivion. (Sort of like that piece of bacon that's all crooked and deformed - under the perfect stack of maple-smoked bacon.) But I just don't have the heart to put them out of their rhetorical misery. The majority of them were written early on (which for this poet means about five years ago). I'm a late bloomer - you got a problem with that! I like to think that my poetry has grown by leaps and bounds...Ignorance is bliss and all that.

So your assigment should you choose to accept it is to read the poetry (torture I'm sure) and determine if it is salvageable or not. This post will self-destruct in 24 hours or not! As always should your position be compromised I will deny any knowledge of your existence. Good luck!


Judgement has been rendered - thanks!

4 comments:

Collin said...

I voted yes. Overall, the poem does little for me and is "overwritten" but there are some phrases and lines that work and could become an even better poem.

nate said...

Nick:

There's always something you might salvage from a poem. I mean, castrate the poem, if you must, but don't incinerate it...

M. Shahin said...

I think you should keep this poem. I enjoyed reading it. Maybe change some of the parts you don't like, and keep the rest.

Just don't throw it away.

Nick said...

Thanks guys for taking the time to contemplate this and for taking the poll. Your responses are much appreciated.