To Tyro Poets in Need of Advice:

Doggerel Dave

You have inspiration; poetic form

Has the potential to best suit your need.....?

Now which type of poetry is the norm?

No answer from here – you must do the read.


Read other poetry, all styles, some unique;

Try famous poets if you wish to commit.

There are dusty tomes which explain technique;

More advice?:- Nothing to say? then don’t say it.

  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 6th, 2022 06:32
  • Comment from author about the poem: Main message: Read other poetry, here for starters. Don’t like dusty tomes? Stay with the web. Most established poets can be found there, including at MPS on the main page as you enter.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 51


  • crypticbard

    Good advise, solid basis and beneficial guidance!

    • Doggerel Dave

      I hope it reaches a receptive audience and aids someone in their discoveries.

    • sorenbarrett

      Poetry is like music to me, there is no one type that I prefer. A well rounded person is much more fun. I loved this poem full of wisdom.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Thanks Soren. For me it is very similar - while for myself I tend to see what I want to say in the form of quatrains, and enjoy the discipline, that doesn't mean I don't enjoy other forms.

      • orchidee

        Doh! Nothing (much) to say, but I still says it. Still goes waffling on! lol.
        You found me in the dusty library?

        • Doggerel Dave

          Nah - found you under a table, orchi - there woz a squad marching down the corridor with a petition to prevent you singing in any other place than an enclosed bucket, plus a codicil which will prevent you from owning a talking dog...

          • orchidee

            Thanks Dave. lol. But I gotta have Fido to bark at naughty poets who 'forget' to mark poems 18+ when they
            should do!

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          • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

            A great poem with poetry advices and technique.
            Guess you are saying we shouldn't force poetry if we aren't that inspired and not in mood.

            Plz also read and comment my newest poem too.

            • Doggerel Dave

              Thanks for your visit szk. Seems to have struck a chord with long term poets here - I wonder if any of the newbies have read it....?

              Did read and comment on your newest poem.......

            • SureshG

              Who’s a poet and what is poetry
              You have well defined how one could be.

              • Doggerel Dave

                Thanks Suresh. The definition of poetry has always been problematic. Since almost all our behaviors/endeavors are learned by modelling (this includes social norms and so on), therefore it seems entirely reasonable to refer seekers of knowledge with respect to this particular art form to the practice of those practitioners commonly referred to as poets. There are no cast iron definitions anyway.
                Thanks once more...Gave me a chance to explain myself.

              • SureshG

                Who’s a poet and what is poetry
                You have well defined how one could be.

                • Doggerel Dave

                  Am I to assume that by an unchanged copy of your original response, you believe it to be definitive and my response to you was unnecessary?

                  • SureshG

                    Still don’t seem to have mastered even simple technology, and so keep making duplicate posts.

                  • hzugman

                    Good advice D D and I might add to just write from your heart and let others do the analyzing.

                    • Doggerel Dave

                      Can't fault that, H. Although I'd add the hope that the heart expresses its self intelligibly enough for others to have something worth analyzing....

                    • Neville

                      there is a certain sapience that seems to underpin these words .. finely stacked sir ................. Neville

                      • Doggerel Dave

                        (I just felt the need to head off those newbies who confess first poem and ask for advice here....)

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