It's very bad poetry
, but I felt it when I wrote it, one day when I was very lonely, and had a good cry on a rag bag.
This being so, no one liked it when Helen remarked that it seemed to her as wrong to keep sailors as to keep a Zoo, and that as for dying on a battle-field, surely it was time we ceased to praise courage--"or to write bad poetry
about it," snarled Pepper.
Less bad poetry
, more good drinking games, and Daniel O'Donnell again.
The final section of the study analyses the sound patterns in a text by the renowned pre-Islamic poet al-Acsha, classified by traditional Arabic critics as an example of bad poetry
, and thus shows ex contrario that the inherent relationship between sound and meaning--that is, the aesthetic merits of its form as much as its content--is just as significant for the appreciation of poetry.
Unless he really does have a habit of wooing women he's just met in a bar with bad poetry
and dodgy doodles.
The family celebrated employees by writing bad poetry
in their honour.
But in the attempt to mimic theological investment without evoking a real, Jewish engagement with the divine bad poetry
or weak rhetoric skirt making a mockery of the endeavor.
MY SPECIALTY IS SAPPY LYRICS AND BAD POETRY
, SO I'M AFRAID I'M AT A LOSS.
No, perhaps it's best to start at the end, when on Sunday, after a silly and uproariously funny "anti-slam" - a night of intentionally bad poetry
and awful song lyrics to help local and still lingering touring poets decompress after an intense week of Nationals - Poets' Asylum co-founder Bill MacMillan announced his retirement from helming the 21-year-old poetry reading, turning over the reins to current hosts Sarah Sapienza and Liz Heath.
Even as "All of This and Nothing" rallied admirably around a notion of the poetic as an organizing principle for understanding some of our culture's most thoughtful and thrilling artists, it also introduced the accompanying caveat that contemporary art is by no means immune to the production of bad poetry
either (take Ortega, for example)--disposed as it is to assuming the form of facile conceptual gestures, familiar tricks simulating authentic thought, and trite sentimentality.
William Topaz McGonagall (1825-1902), generally acknowledged as the worst poet in the English language ever, had the bad poetry
thing off perfectly.
But this kind of dietetic context for prayer as a seasoning for a heterogeneous variety of experiences, or conversely as an experience that needs to be seasoned with something hotter, is as good an example of spiritual kitsch as any; and while we need to keep in mind that writing poetry is a less crucial activity than social work, we also need to be clear that this "stuff of the heart" is a recipe for bad poetry