Michael Edwards

DAFTS I CALLS IT - COLLECTION 1 (3)

 

Dear poet may I suggest you should

write in a way that’s understood

so  try and get it into your noddle

there’s nothing worse than pretentious twaddle.

 

Comments11

  • Maxine Smith

    Poetry is all for interpretation.

    Pretentious twaddle is not for me.

    Well said Michael.

    • Michael Edwards

      A bit like the Emperors new clothes - applauded by some even though they can be completely indecipherable . Cheers Maxine.

      • Maxine Smith

        Your welcome.

      • Neville


        .............. absolutely .. well said sir

        • Michael Edwards

          In the poetry I am referring to what is applauded by some is actually corrupted by a cacophony of twitlessness leaving only a sense of nihilism and the unlikelihood of a new order where temporal forms become reconfigured through emergent and critical practice and the reader is left with no clue to the possibilities of the verbiage.

        • Goldfinch60

          We see pretentious twaddle all the time - oh no that is not poets it is politicians!

          Andy

          • Michael Edwards

            We do see it here on MPS from time to time.

          • orchidee

            Ohhh, let's waffle! Let's use 20 words when 5 will do - every time. But Miss Berles won't let us! lol.

            • Michael Edwards

              Absolutely - let our waffle start out as hope but with the chance that it will be finessed into a carnival of defeat, leaving only a sense of decadence and no possibility of a new beginning as wavering derivatives become distorted through diligent and academic practice, and the reader is left with an epitaph for the edges of our culture.

            • Doggerel Dave

              Hear hear!
              Dave

              • Michael Edwards

                Pardon?

                • Doggerel Dave

                  You are pardoned - but don't let it happen again............

                • The Uneducated O.A.P

                  Had to look up Pretentious Twaddle, Sounds like it's time I left M.P.S. Lol

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Don't you dare leave - it would be a sadder place without you. Keep writing Bill.

                    • The Uneducated O.A.P

                      I won't be going anywhere for a while, M.P.S is good for learning, entertainment.and it's free, but I do wonder why anyone would want to run a site such as this for nothing, websites are expensive and time consuming.
                      Take care.

                    • dusk arising

                      Twere as if his words were soup
                      served up in a dish
                      of gobble-de-goop.

                      May i take this opportunity to loudly applaud the sentiment of your post today.

                      • Michael Edwards

                        Thank you for your shimmering applause it resonates as forms become frozen through studious and repetitive practice leaving us all with an insight into the inaccuracies of our condition.

                      • ANGELA & BRIAN

                        BRIAN HERE ~ Good Sunday Uncle Mike ! Thanks for reprising the Mother Board for my Cats Whisker Computor ! Love the poem Modern Poetry is an ABOMINATION and does not deserve such a Grand Title as *PRETENTIOUS TWADDLE* Thanks for caring ! Please check *CHRISTMAS PRESENTS* Thanks A B & C !

                        Blessings & Prayers for YOU & JEANNE
                        Love Angela Brian & Smokey ! ! !

                        • Michael Edwards

                          The mother board has risen into a twaddlefree zone i hope - thanks A&B.

                        • jarcher54

                          Ah, but I adore many of the contributions that are not easily understood. I understand wanting to push a few toward a somewhat more decipherable output, but there is a place for pushing the envelope. But your position, at least in this poem, is clear enough! LOL

                        • jarcher54

                          And in your drawing why is the man in the moon trying to set off a bomb with a rock hammer in one hand while dangling a set of measuring spoons in the other?

                          • Michael Edwards

                            He's run out of sand to complete the sand castle. 🤔

                            • jarcher54

                              I should have figured that out!!

                            • L. B. Mek

                              yikes, I must reflect on the sense of guilt that resonates deep within, from reading your words, duly noted Michael... what are friends, if not mirrors - reflecting, our shortcomings eh, lol
                              wonderful write and poignant picture (a one - two punch, measured to help shake some of us with our heads in our arse's: loose, I guess)

                              • Michael Edwards

                                No need to feel guilty on your part LB. Doesn't apply to you but there are some whose heads are so far up their own that their faces appear out of their mouths. lol



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