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  • Updated Dec 19, 2021

    Welcome to the Official KTT Poetry Club!


    Share your poetry, recommend books/poems/author, make interpretations, etc. all that good stuff 📚📜🖋️

    We also have Weekly Writing Prompts for anyone who writes or is interested in writing poetry. Every member will get a chance to give the weekly prompt. The prompt could be a word, a line, a phrase, a video, a common theme to address, starting line, etc. It's up to you!

    If you're interested, tag me and I'll add your name to OP


    Writing Prompt #2:

    Listen/Listening

    I would love read what things or people you pay attention to, what you notice. I think so much of what makes us who we are is what we hear and who we like to listen to and everyone's experience is is so unique so pls share.

    given by the wonderful @emu!


    Poetry Club:

    @PilotJones
    @emu
    @Ronin
    @KAYTRANADA
    @Zulaw
    @gunkmail
    @DwindlingSun
    @MURKY
    @KurcoBane
    @kiddash3r
    @arrrg
    @Okonkwo
    @survival_horror
    @Nujabes
    @Slurrin
    @Janet_
    @Placebo
    @gunkmail
    @Squilliam

  • Can we also double as a Doo-Wop group

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    Sure, why not?

  • CrippledGod

    Sure, why not?

    Drop a couplet

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    And how it beats
    Skeined transperencies on wings
    Of our desires, searing dark longings
    In cruel baptisms.

    Rain-reeds, practised in
    The grace of yielding, yet unbending
    From afar, this, your conjugation with my earth
    Bares crounching rocks.

    ...
    That's the OG Soyinka

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    Never got the hang of meter

    Someone explain iambic pentameter

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    @twinkletoez i was trying to quote your post but i hit the dots and deleted it by mistake

    i already saw that thread, but I want to make it more active & structured, kinda like the book club thread. have active members, weekly readings, common prompts, etc.

    lmk if you want me to add your name to the op

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    CrippledGod

    And how it beats
    Skeined transperencies on wings
    Of our desires, searing dark longings
    In cruel baptisms.

    Rain-reeds, practised in
    The grace of yielding, yet unbending
    From afar, this, your conjugation with my earth
    Bares crounching rocks.

    ...
    That's the OG Soyinka

    that's a damn good verse to kick off the thread

    @CrippledGod lmk if you want me to add you to the op

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    Ronin

    Never got the hang of meter

    Someone explain iambic pentameter

    it's basically a line with 10 syllables, and each syllable alternates between stressed & unstressed.

    for example, the line "I'll give thee fairies to attend on thee" would be recited as:

    i'll GIVE thee FAI ries TO at TEND on THEE

    stress is always placed on the even syllables (syllables 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10)

  • emu 💜
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    Yes!!!

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    emu

    Yes!!!

    threads are always better with you around emu

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    PilotJones

    it's basically a line with 10 syllables, and each syllable alternates between stressed & unstressed.

    for example, the line "I'll give thee fairies to attend on thee" would be recited as:

    i'll GIVE thee FAI ries TO at TEND on THEE

    stress is always placed on the even syllables (syllables 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10)

    Trying to write this s*** was always impossible

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    Ronin

    Trying to write this s*** was always impossible

    yeah it takes a lot of practice to internalize the meter in itself, the added emphasis bit makes it even crazier to do well.

    i don't try to think about the technicalities too much tbh i really like my poetry to be free flowing, if it rhymes or is in meter, that's cool and same if its not.

    i never edit as i write but i do come back to it once or twice to clean it up a bit. never end up changing it too much tho.

    are you/have you been interested in poetry before?

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    PilotJones

    yeah it takes a lot of practice to internalize the meter in itself, the added emphasis bit makes it even crazier to do well.

    i don't try to think about the technicalities too much tbh i really like my poetry to be free flowing, if it rhymes or is in meter, that's cool and same if its not.

    i never edit as i write but i do come back to it once or twice to clean it up a bit. never end up changing it too much tho.

    are you/have you been interested in poetry before?

    To an extent, I always thought it was interesting in English class but I never delved intro trying to write it outside of that - have read a bit independently though, pretty scattershot selection, from Homer to William Blake

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    Ronin

    To an extent, I always thought it was interesting in English class but I never delved intro trying to write it outside of that - have read a bit independently though, pretty scattershot selection, from Homer to William Blake

    i think you trying to understand poetry is more than most people do anyway LOL

    i'll add you to the list above. even if you're not a writer, anyone who's got eyes and ears for poetry is welcome

    would love to see some of your favorites. william blake's the tyger is probably one of the very first poems that caught my attention as a kid.

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    PilotJones

    i think you trying to understand poetry is more than most people do anyway LOL

    i'll add you to the list above. even if you're not a writer, anyone who's got eyes and ears for poetry is welcome

    would love to see some of your favorites. william blake's the tyger is probably one of the very first poems that caught my attention as a kid.

    Blake was an interesting guy, he had a whole mythos and made art to accompany some of his writings

    I f*** with Yeats too, “Sailing to Byzantium” is good

    poetryfoundation.org/poems/43291/sailing-to-byzantium

  • gare 🥪
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    wanted to take out my mama
    took her out to eat at wawa

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    gare

    wanted to take out my mama
    took her out to eat at wawa

    gare with the autobiographical heat

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    Ronin

    Blake was an interesting guy, he had a whole mythos and made art to accompany some of his writings

    I f*** with Yeats too, “Sailing to Byzantium” is good

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43291/sailing-to-byzantium

    never got much too deep into blake but this art is f***ing hard as bricks definitely gonna have to go over some more of his s***. got any recommendations for some more quality stuff from him?

    yeats is f***ing awesome man. he wrote with 100% passion, 100% of the time. i like his general wordly poetry more than his personal ireland-specific stuff, “Sailing to Byzantium” is a great example of why. it’s such a beautiful ode to aging gracefully while your physical form gradually (and inevitably) fades away. the idea that there is real importance and significance of your personal experience as you become a part of human history is so poignant. makes me think about my own existence and what my legacy will be when it’s all said and done.

    also, it is the progenitor for the title of one of my favorite movies of all time, which is always a welcome thing

  • Dec 3, 2021

    making this thread inspired me to start writing some s*** again after a long time.

    can't wait to share with you all when it's done

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    im down

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    KAYTRANADA

    im down

    real ones finally revealing themselves itt

    already added you to op, welcome to the club

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    Ronin

    Never got the hang of meter

    Someone explain iambic pentameter

    Listen to some Bob Dylan or watch a Shakespeare play or listen to the birds. It’s not something that can be learned from reading about it

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    mythic

    Listen to some Bob Dylan or watch a Shakespeare play or listen to the birds. It’s not something that can be learned from reading about it

    true. nothing better than seeing/hearing first hand.

    @Ronin, check this out, it's arguably one of the greatest renditions of shakespeare ever recorded. Ian McKellen & Judi Dench f***ing killing it in Macbeth

  • Not my speed fam, but best wishes.

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