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The question of poems that might offend

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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby olson29 » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:53 am

Thanks for the fun ;)


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you are poetry

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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby riverwriter » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:43 pm

I have added a new icon to the list.

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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby Agnes » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:52 pm

riverwriter wrote:I have added a new icon to the list.




Is that for trouble makers?


Agnes :smt059

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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby riverwriter » Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:52 am

Agnes wrote:
riverwriter wrote:I have added a new icon to the list.

Is that for trouble makers?
Agnes :smt059
Especially not for you, Agnes: after all, every letter in your name appears in "Angels"--all bases covered, except for the "L" . . . :evil: which we would give you, if we could :smt043

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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby alanrh » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:47 pm

Interesting discussion, I go along with Agnes,having been asked to remove a poem before, I think we should
all join in and debate this issue as there already is a lot of poetic censorship out there, I know :badgrin:
I usually censor my own poems but like Agnes has said, "life isn't a bowl of whipped cream" and where would
the likes of Bukowski be if there was censorship to the extent that colourful language was not permitted?
Although many editors of magazines already do this excluding many aspects of poetic life which in reality
we know exists out there but it seems subjects like sex, swearing are taboo to these people.
I'm not for censorship but maybe a single icon warning that there maybe something explicit in a particular
poem will help the timid, PC brigade, and those of a nervous disposition choose not to read it and if they
do, as Michelle pointed out, it would be there own fault and not the responsibility of Zuegma to intervene
in censoring the author and his/her poem, I think that just about covers my contribution. 8)
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Re: The question of poems that might offend

Postby LunaPS » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:00 pm

Agnes, you crack me up! Seriously, I chuckled long and hard at what you shared and how you put it!
Altho I agree with your thoughts,this is a real concern because I would not care to offend anyone with my work.

I am surprised that a poem posted here has given offense. But I know that I have written some poems that are very sensuous or extremely raw with emotion.
I think, for me, I would choose to attach a written warning somewhere regarding a poem I reviewed as sensuous or very raw. I'd probably mark them as so - (sensuous read) or (very raw feelings). Where would I attach these? That's a good question......


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