| Comment By: Barbara Demasson on January 15, 2021 10:35:22 PM
If the author requests a detailed critique that is what they get as I expect they are able to handle constructive criticism. This available tool spares the sensitive writer or those who are happy with every piece exactly as presented. Personally, I have given and received countless tips and have been thanked for taking the time and making the effort to do so. The golden rule is to be kind at all times. I cannot be anything but honest but believe in being tactful. Flattery does not help a writer improve.
| Comment By: Henry M. on July 9, 2009 10:40:14 PM
|Comments are usually intended to give the writer feedback so that they cane hone their writing skills and improve. I always try to be honest but positive. Henry|
| Comment By: john carter on July 9, 2009 02:34:21 PM
Naked.I don't care for comments. I am naked every time i write.
| Comment By: Graham Jones on July 9, 2009 04:45:14 AM
|I agree with Ali and that they are a tool to help craft a poet on to better things with out being over enthusive, its one thing to encourage a persons creativity and another to cut them dead in the water as neither will achieve much in the end~Graham.|
| Comment By: Roger Bacon on July 8, 2009 11:35:46 AM
|I think it's no secret you can't comment on some poets around here as anything less than a raving review means trouble ahead. For me personally, I do use comments received as a way to better the poem. I think it's important to post not only what the writer preceives as their good work but to also post the not so good work. It's all a learning process.|
| Comment By: Chris B on July 8, 2009 10:56:31 AM
|Oh god, I was hoping there was some sarcasm in this piece. Everybody wants encouragement or praise, but that doesn't mean every poem is a masterpiece or frankly, even good. I feel that a writer should always want to grow and get better over time. Telling a new writer they are the perfect writer hinders the creative process.|
| Comment By: Hanane on July 8, 2009 10:41:05 AM
Thanks dreaming poetess for that lovely poem. you expressed what we all we were in need of. from my side when I don't find a comment, I am feeling deceived or let's say I am not doing well with my poems, since I didn't attract anybody's attention, but when I do find one comment believe me I am the happiest. we are here to share our happiness and sadness our dear and hard moments. we are here because the dryness of reality is aching us since we are special, we are creators to be free. I think we will succeed more if we support each other by telling an objective opinion and a real comment.
I do tell the very truth when I comment my dear friends you all members of Creative-Poems.
| Comment By: Alison Storm Wolf on July 8, 2009 10:10:07 AM
My feelings on over efflusive comments are well known ;-(
I feel that to praise mediocre work is stunting to creativity and does not encourage us to try harder. The likes of people are myriad though and what appeals to one does not to another and that is good.
I do get depressed though when people do not even bother to check their work for spelling mistakes...and then that work is lauded...that takes the site down in my view and benefits nobody.
I also feel that few want critique even if it would make their work of a higher standard and that's sad but again it all depends on what each person hopes to achieve and whether they want to progress or just want flattery. I do not enjoy having my choice of words questioned..lol (who does?) but I sure as hell want any spelling mistakes to be pointed out as that really affects the way a poem is assessed in my opinion.
| Comment By: She Whispers on July 8, 2009 10:06:19 AM
I comment if I like it and like Lady D says it depends
on if it tugs at my heart and I can relate to what there saying...
I will not critique anyone...
I never claimed to be a poet
I just write from my mind and heart..and life's teachings
Hugs ~ She Whispers
| Comment By: Lady Dragonwyck on July 8, 2009 09:53:18 AM
comments, hmm!!! I think they can be most useful and make you feel good. I dont like people to point out "mistakes" in a comment I feel that should be PMed to the writer.
Some feel comments should only be a critique of the write; I usually comment on how the write made me feel.....
so comments are an open page ---