How do you know when your free verse is any good?
Possibly the subjects too long... Ive kinda said it all already, no matter Im sure I can find extra words to spout.
Basically I often write stuff without rhyme, meter, often without talent too. What I would like to know is how to sort out the chaff from the wheat.
Most poetry is easy as it just needs to flow, you know your poem is bad when you rhyme something like orange with syringe, or even worse, orange with orange. Then of course you can count syllables to get line length write etc.
Free verse is a bit different cos there arent really any set rules I can use and Im rather critical of my work... which means that it will never see the light of day, except possibly a tiny bit as it gets transferred from rubbish cart to rubbish dump. If someone could just give me some tips into spotting when it gets bad, or even better, some tips on how to stop writing bad stuff, then I'd be really greatful.