Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Blog, Blog, Blog

What's the deal? Are poems posted on a blog or writing blog considered 'published' or not?

If anyone has five verbs and five nouns they could throw at me, I would have much gratitude.

Lately I've been reading more of the poetic theory blogs than usual and have come to a conclusion of sorts--

SF: Poets should write whatever they are compelled to write.

Reader: No she didn't!


Charles said...

Five verbs: forgive, ratify, elude, nosedive, glimmer.
Five nouns: lily-of-the-valley, snowshoe, sidewalk, caravan, border.

Oliver de la Paz said...

Verbs: libel, brutalize, survey, sack, inlay

Noun: geode, rupee, fuel rod, thermocouple, poke weed

Alison Pelegrin said...

Five verbs/nouns: mist, joke, string, swallow, spoil


LKD said...

5 verb/nouns: needle, mother, tear, clearing, finger

Oh, my. After writing those down, I feel the urge to compose a poem.

Are you familiar with Rita Dove's word spill exercise?

Ivy said...

Verbing the noun: love, move, dove, shove, mash.
Nouning the verb: star, rat, spin, table, cash.

Poems posted on a blog: not sure. That's mostly why I only show excerpts.

Peter said...

Suzanne: for me the poems I post on my blog are usually just drafts or exercises or works-in-progress, unless otherwise indicated. I don't think of them as "published" at all. Not that that it is necessarily the be-all and end-all of anything.

Suzanne said...

Yummmm. These are great, thanks, everyone. :-)

Peter & Ivy and all the other bloggers posting their drafts, you're brave, I admire that---me I'm sorta chicken about that stuff. ;-)

Unknown said...

Nouns: candle, bird. glass, cup, wine.
Verbs: fly, walk, sing, shine, deliver.

Pretty much anything in my blog is posted without the slightest expectation of being published. It just makes it easier.