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Unread 08-15-2019, 01:16 PM
Martin Elster Martin Elster is online now
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Is this a poem? Is it funny? Am I missing something?

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Unread 08-15-2019, 01:24 PM
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No, it's not a poem or funny and you're not missing anything. I'm sure what you and I sent them was way better.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 01:32 PM
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Well. That seems tedious. Just visited the Picasso museum in Barcelona and was reminded how he engaged with the tradition before launching into the new. Not something a lot of artists bother with these days.

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Unread 08-15-2019, 01:45 PM
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Honestly, that might be one of the worst "poems" I've read in awhile. And given that I've judged a couple of undergraduate sonnet contests recently, that's saying something.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 02:53 PM
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Roger - Thanks for confirming my feeling (that I wasnít going crazy). I have no doubt that whatever you sent in was far better. I sent something in, too. But thatís life.

John - Iím envious that you saw those Picassos. And I agree with your assessment of the general trend in art these days.

Shaun - Your thoughts are nice to hear!
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Not more than five minutes ago, I clicked on that one and quit in a hurry. I liked the title, but the rest is "making it (crap) new!" with a vengeance. I've also noticed that most contests like that honor looooooong poems. I don't do long.
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I've been thoroughly disappointed so many times with the Wergle Flomp... I gave up submitting to it yonks ago.

I'm sure it's only the wacky name that attracts people to it in the first instance. It's a big let-down.

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Whether or not it is a good poem is a more interesting question. It is not a good poem.
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I read the 2nd Place poem and thought it slightly better, but only slightly.
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Unread 08-15-2019, 06:46 PM
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You get what you pay for.
I applaud them for keeping it free.
But their taste is abysmal.
And they may not have taken this into account:
I no longer respect WW
and would never pay for any of their other services.
That same scenario plays out in all too many places these day.
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