This is a tribute poem to Benny Hill.

Views: 61

Comment by jon clare on February 5, 2011 at 13:22

Do you think it's more effective spoken or read?

Comment by Steve Goldsmith on February 5, 2011 at 13:29
Jon, my own opinion it would be more effective spoken rhymically in tune with music as oppose to reading it aloud. But I guess I don't really take my poetry too seriously.  Maybe one day I will.
Comment by jon clare on February 5, 2011 at 14:19
I feel exactly the same way, haha, I didn't mean anything by it i was genuinely curious of your opinion. I totally agree. I think poetry and and stories are sometimes meant to be read, and that way the reader can invest emotionally in it much more. It sounded exactly as I had read it. So no disappointments because I think it takes a veteran to be able to command pitch and rhythm from their voice alone. And maybe one day I'll like my poetry a lot more, too, maybe it will be the same day as you. haha.
Comment by Steve Goldsmith on February 5, 2011 at 15:05

Jon, do you have any poetry you'd like to upload?  I wouldn't mind reading some of your work. In my case, I get tired of the academics constantly reminding to rhyme my stanzas in "BBCA" or "BBAC" or not writing in as much prose as I do......it becomes completely frustrating and deflating to continue writing sometimes.  Having said that, I have written pieces that have been used by teachers in NSW and WA to educate their children on cyber bullying and the ANZAC legend.

 

The poems appear here:

http://www.sydneypoetry.com/forum/topics/the-mirror-is-me

http://www.sydneypoetry.com/forum/topics/the-men-in-their-musty-old

Comment by jon clare on February 5, 2011 at 15:22
yeah I do, I put some poetry on my page under 'discussions'. I think I was  meant to upload it to the member's poetry. But it's there. I don't do it professionally, nor have i studied english, it's currently just a hobby, but if someone were to say I could go somewhere with it then I'd be ecstatic. now you've got me excited, let me know as soon as you've read one.
Comment by jon clare on February 5, 2011 at 15:26
And i must say, 'wow', that you have people constantly badgering your work. And I think it's great that poetry can be used for means such as anti-bullying.
Comment by Steve Goldsmith on February 5, 2011 at 17:25

Thanks Jon.  Sorry, I forgot to explain my definition of academics....they're generally poetry purists who like to study and critique poetry to the nth degree.

 

This is me snubbing my nose at them:

http://www.sydneypoetry.com/video/crimes-of-rhythms-and-rhymes

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Sydney Poetry to add comments!

Join Sydney Poetry

On Facebook

@sydneypoetry

Social

© 2020   Created by Adrian Wiggins.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service