What is Good Writing?
My (one and only!) poem seems to have caused some controversy. Whether it's offensive has been covered pretty thoroughly under another topic but, leaving that aside, is it a good poem?
On the NO side we have:
a) It's simple, so can't be any good
b) It was written quickly, so can't be any good
c) It doesn't contain any new ideas.
On the YES side we have:
a) Rhyme and metre are quite good
b) I liked it, so there!
I'm sure if I went to Mistaken Magic's publishers with my work they'd consider it a very bad poem. On the other hand, some people here seem to like it.
So what makes a good poem, or good writing in general? I haven't got an answer, only the question.