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Poetry Part 2: Is there poetry without rhythm?

The answer, in my not so humble opinion, is yes… and no. Rhythm is in everything we do.  It is the tick of the clock, the movement of the pendulum, the very beat of our hearts is rhythmic.  Rhythm can … Continue reading

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Poetry Part 2 – Overview

In part 1, we discussed the basic building blocks of poetry, rhythm emotion and meaning and their relationship to words, but now its time to talk to their relationship to each other. How does rhythm convey emotions? How do emotions … Continue reading

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Poetry: Part 1 Words and meaning

I’ve talked about the rhythm we can create with words and the emotion we can convey with them.  What I’d like to do now is talk about meaning. The values we assign to words depend on our experiences, or point … Continue reading

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Poetry: Part 1 Words and emotion

A friend of mine expressed their sadness at a friend’s passing and lamented the fact that they never got to tell that friend how they really felt about them. When I tried, and failed, to express my sympathies, I ended … Continue reading

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Poetry: Part 1 Words and Rhythm

Windblown whispers in a tear soaked sea At the edge of the ruin cries the poet There are no more words left in his heart and no more tears left to cry The golden voice is silent now and nothing … Continue reading

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Poetry: Part 1 overivew

It’s strange, I’ve been writing lyrics and poetry for so long,  and yet, when asked to explain it,  I can’t.   I mean, sure I can explain the mechanics of poetry: how its put together, but how do you go … Continue reading

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This Dance (a poem by M.T. Decker)

(This poem is dedicated to a friend who lost someone they loved, and never got to tell them, and to all my friends and loved ones, old, new and yet to come.) This dance, this madcap dance. We move like … Continue reading

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