I well remember being told there was a Poets Group meeting regularly in a Bolton pub some time ago,so I took myself along and was asked to contribute early on in the evening, my efforts along traditional lines were not very well recieved! I stayed on to listen to them all, it was universally
what I call blank verse, no rythmn, no rhyme, no story being told, no obvious begining, certainly no obvious ending. Each participant then sat down with a most self-satisfied expression on their face, as if to say --TOP THAT!They meant nothing to me but very much to themselves, I left feeling some sort of fossil! feeling shell-shocked, and stayed thereafter in my usual haunts of the local folk clubs, where my material is tolerably well recieved (some having made a decent song or two)
I have heard, or gathered from various sources that things may be altering in the Literary World, and traditionally formed verse may again be finding some favour, I do hope so!