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I am a professional photographer, and have worked as a writer on several newspapers and publications off and on for nearly thirty years. I began writing poetry around 1968 on a very sporadic basis. In the last three years I have concentrated on updating and re-editing everything I have written over the past 30 years in the form of poems and short stories. I use my cameras to record life, and I use words to try and explain it as I see it, not only through my eye, but also through my brain and heart. One of my favorite quotations is: "Heart is the engine of the soul, but brain is the engine of life." All opinions and criticisms are welcome.

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Poem TitlePoet NameCritique Given by Joe GoffCritique Date
Life at "Bottoms Up Lounge"Terrye GodownTerrye, I love your satirical poke at this lounge, a clone to so many others of it's type. You describe the people, their moods, and the overall purpose of these places to a "T", or as you say a "D". Your words are playful, yet meaningful and even a little "biographical" in nature, meaning that you seem to be looking from the inside, out. Each stanza bounces to the next with excellent cadence and meter and end up a very approriate, yet not too lengthy, touching piece. Hurrah to the artist. Sincerely, JPJ. 2003-09-28 19:35:28
Traffic LightC ArrownutCA, neither am I sure of what you meant to convey with "Traffic Lights". As in "Blinded" you make comparisons that are interesting, but for my own personal little brain, a little too graphically oriented, which sort of takes my thought off of what you are really trying to convey. But then you said you did not know what you were trying to say, so I guess I understand that. I tried imagining your piece as someone sitting in wonderment looking at a Christmas tree whose thought meandered to other happenings throughout life. ??? Maybe that's it? Good cadence, line breaks and all the other stuff that makes up good poetry... except, I am left a little cold by it's non-meaning. I'll read more of your pieces. Sincerely, JPJ. 2003-09-28 19:23:48
BlindedC ArrownutI am sincerely not trying to be overly critical, CA, but if the moon glowed a halogen light, and stars were as large as streetlights as we view them on earth, there would be no difference that we could tell. That sounds like a horrible anaology to the one you make, and yours is a very poignant and small thought provoking piece. The problem I have with it is the graphics in your last paragraph. Peronsonally I would have liked to have read something a little more abstract and profound as your comparison at the end. The first two stanzas are beautiful. That's only a personal opinion, hopefully not a damaging one. Sincerely, JPJ. 2003-09-28 19:14:08
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