Reference to Question for The Writers at S&C
I do not write to please others. I write because I want to or at times I have to. Writing for me is an outlet. Maybe my inner self or creativity. At times there is no fine line between the two.
I for one cannot conform to set rules. I seldom follow rules in poetry. I am more comfortable with free verse. Established norms can only be followed to a certain point. At least I feel that way.
As Vasu says, how does one define a poem? Is my poem a poem for you too? Very difficult to say.
You may like a poem and I may loath it. Or worse unmoved by it. But it does not cease to be a poem. We all have varied reactions for the same piece of work.
Thats how I feel.