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Time to read your October poems  Isabelle5  1 Oct 10 12:23PM Thread Closed

I have a habit of reading all my old poems when the month turns.  It's October now so I go through the list of my poems and read all that have an October date.  

It's interesting to see if anything has changed in life as your life has gone through the years, to see if you remember the poem and what it meant then, to see if you are stuck in a vein/refrain and need to move on.  There is also some laughter and some pain in remembering

You might find it interesting to try with your poems.

imc

re: Time to read your October poems  mandolyn  1 Oct 10 12:36PM Thread Closed

I just did this yesterday, and edited several.
I frowned upon most of them, and was tempted to delete.

re: Time to read your October poems  jharrison  1 Oct 10 1:12PM Thread Closed

Absolutely love the October poems. I have an old one in mind to post as soon as I'm able :)

re: Time to read your October poems  dele  1 Oct 10 2:12PM Thread Closed

I do this occasionally and inevitably cringe. Especially when reading some of my 2006 poems. Urgh. I leave them up because I like to see how I've changed, emotionally and poetically, I suppose. Whow that sounds pretentious. Oh well. But yes.
Interesting thing to do.

re: Time to read your October poems  Isabelle5  1 Oct 10 2:29PM Thread Closed

That does not sound pretentious at all, dele.  We are supposed to be growing but it's so good when you revisit a poem and realize that although you might make minor changes, you still like it.  It's a history of us, some people keep a diary, we keep a poetic record!

re: Time to read your October poems  unknown  1 Oct 10 2:31PM Thread Closed

> That does not sound pretentious at all, dele.  We are supposed to be
> growing but it's so good when you revisit a poem and realize that
> although you might make minor changes, you still like it.  It's a
> history of us, some people keep a diary, we keep a poetic record!

which just gets worse it seems.

re: Time to read your October poems  jharrison  1 Oct 10 3:29PM Thread Closed

Shush Unk, the grown ups are talking :)

re: Time to read your October poems  Isabelle5  1 Oct 10 3:31PM Thread Closed

No worries, Jenni, Unk is the chaff, we are the wheat.  

re: Time to read your October poems  mandolyn  1 Oct 10 5:26PM Thread Closed

Unk is the goat and we are the sheep.

re: Time to read your October poems  jharrison  1 Oct 10 5:38PM Thread Closed

Well... you might be :)

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