Those who have been around this blog for a while will have seen some of my poetry. People seem to like it, but when it comes to competitions, or any chance of getting published, it won’t do. I like to write poems that rhyme and scan. Modern poetry doesn’t do either.
At the latest meeting of our writer’s group we had a talk by poet Peter Thabbit Jones, and he finished by reading several of his poems. I didn’t understand even one of them. Since he is internationally famous, the fault is obviously with me.
I’m not giving up writing poetry – I don’t think I could. But I am not going to enter competitions or try to write in the modern style. I’ve got too much to worry about with my prose to worry about my poetry!