Poet Annette Rochelle Aben shares an interesting poem and some thoughts on poetry and poets

Poet Annette Rochelle Aben is my Treasuring Poetry guest this week at Writing to be Read. Annette shares an interesting poem and her thoughts about poetry and poets.

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Today, I am delighted to welcome Annette Rochelle Aben to the Writing to be Read Treasuring Poetry series.

Annette has shared her favourite poem and the some of her thoughts about poetry.

Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful,
Nooses give,
Gas smells awful.
You might as well live.”
― Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope

No matter how rough you think your life is right now…  getting out of could be more distasteful. So, get over it and carry on!

I love the dark humor and sarcasm that actually help bolster emotional stability.

I would LOVE to be as talented (clever) as the late, great Shel Silverstein. [Shel Silverstein was a poet and musician known for children’s books such as The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends.]

This man’s poetry entertains as well as…

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34 thoughts on “Poet Annette Rochelle Aben shares an interesting poem and some thoughts on poetry and poets

  1. You make a good point about many poems being visual and leaving out the other senses. I know that my writing often has the same shortcoming and I will try to pay more attention to that aspect.

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  2. wow not heard of Annette before but I obviously share her passion for poetry and photography 🙂

    Mind-blowing that she has published so much … I didn’t think poetry books sold much these days, impressive!

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