bandstands

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bandstands

Postby the stranger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:21 pm

Just been perusing my old poems to add to my website and I realised I'd used bandstands in 3 of my poems.

Does anyone else have an item or perhaps a theme that they consciously or subconsciously use, maybe too often? Obviously if it's subconsciously, you'll not yet have realised.

I suppose if there is a theme involved that may lean toward finding your voice?

I dunno, just pondering these things.
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Re: bandstands

Postby Antcliff » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:09 pm

It is annoying when I use a word two or three times in a poem and do not notice even after reading through a number of times. A strange kind of blindness.

Sometimes we have our frequently words because we have our frequently used themes. When sorting through poems the other day I realised I had written a great deal connected with one particular theme. I don't have the foggiest idea why. None.
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Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
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Re: bandstands

Postby ray miller » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:38 pm

I've noticed how Viagra keeps coming up in my poems. Well, it used to anyway.
I'm out of faith and in my cups
I contemplate such bitter stuff.
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Re: bandstands

Postby Ros » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:42 pm

I use timescales and distances a lot - 400 million years, that sort of thing. Taking the long view.
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