April 13, 2009
Not too long ago, a random commenter took it upon himself to attack one of my poyems, deconstruct it and - ostensibly to help my literary cause - decided to 're-write' the last stanza (if I didn't mind ofcourse) and give it back to me in an effort to better my luke-warm-but-with-potential-writing-style. My initial reaction was intense annoyance. Much later, after calming down some, my reaction is still intense annoyance! I make no pretensions whatsoever to being a good writer. But my words are MINE! And I ruminate endlessly about them before I write them down to share them (not necessarily with you). I most definitely resent your efforts to 'better' my poetry (or prose, or whatever). The day I want someone to help me out with my creative writing style, I'll seek advice from someone who's words I respect. Also, for the record, your edit of my poem was awful. I hated it, hated every thing about it. Objectively, speaking as someone who only wants to 'help' you develop your 'style', your poetry sucks. Stop writing. Good bye~!