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...on poetry's 10 commandments?

a just-for-fun thread, post ONE golden rule YOU think should be included in the 10 and we'll see if we can't reach some agreement on a core 10






yes, you







what you waitin' for?









do. it.

JohnnyBlaze
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Thou Shalt Not Stereotype! who is capable of appreciating poetry.

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ding ding!

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make the most important voice the poem's, not your own

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Thou shalt always double check spelling and grammar.  

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Thou shall not force rhyme.

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Honor thy structure and form.

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Thou shalt not plagiarize the poem.

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's poem.

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Thou shalt honor the poem whether classic form or free verse.  For these are your ancestors who went forth from bondage into the wilderness, breaking free of poetic conventions.

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would you think it was any good
if it was by somebody else ..

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Thou shalt ALWAYS double-check the original post to ensure compliance with the amount of posts allowed.

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As a poet, thou shalt not be arrogant thinking your shit don't smell

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thou shalt be caring and compassionate

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Thou shalt
expand & expound one's vocabulary  

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