So, forgive me, please, my pleasant haiku soldier, you may want to plug your ears and eyes, but would somebody please tell the people who put poetry on their websites that no one cares? Seriously. I don’t want to read your lazy rhymes. If it’s part of a “poetry” web-ring or something, that’s fine, or if it’s lyrics to a song, that’s great. But if it’s a poetry blog, masquerading as something that it’s not, then I say, “Keep your bloody ridiculous sentiments to yourself”. Maybe it’s not poetry that bugs me, just poor grammar and poor sentence/paragraph structure. (On a sidenote, Word wanted me to structure the previous sentence as ‘Maybe it’s not poetry that bugs just poor grammar, poor sentence/paragraph structure and me.' WTF Word? I’m trying to write an update here. Seriously.) Anyway, poetry/writing for example:
today i’m tired
but i think after coffee
i’ll feel better
but maybe it just needs some sugar
the way my heart does
so terribly lonly
is it onely me?
I mean come on, is that poetry? Or is it just terrible prose? Not that I’m the beacon of excellent writing or anything, but please! Put a little effort into your shite before you put it online, thou poets. I wish Safari had a way to filter out things that annoy the living crap out of me.
I read a really great, really moving book the other day. It’s called “Blankets” and it’s written and illustrated by Craig Thompson. You can visit his official site here. “Blankets” is basically his graphic novel/autobiography. Really great drawings, emotional depth, a great tragic love story, as well as insightful stories from his childhood. I found a lot of in the book I could relate to, but maybe that’s just a sign of good writing.
Currently listening to: who really cares?