Can poems have curse words in them?
- TransparentLv 54 months ago
Poetry does not have rules contrary to what "experts" think. But I mainly hear them in slam poetry
- samLv 54 months ago
Sure, look at Shakespeare!
- 4 months ago
T S Eliot
"and a big black hairy penis"
" for Christ’s sake stick them up your ***."
Gin a body f**k a body,
C**t’s a body’s ain.
Comin’ thro’ the rye,
How apt her breasts were to be pressed by me?
John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
Much wine had passed, with grave discourse
Of who f**ks who, and who does worse
Never will his pr**k belong
To his world of right and wrong,
Nor its values comprehend
Who is foe and who is friend
e e cummings
she being brand
pretty much everything Charles Bukowski ever wrote!
- 4 months ago
Yes as long as it is a word a
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- Les Than SpamLv 64 months ago
Poetry is all about language, uses language in a certain specific ways, and thus, should not ban certain terms, whether vernacular, common, base, highfaluting or multi-syllabic.
In this case, the question would be: who is your audience (your intended audience) because you might just offend someone, and that someone might be the one assigning you a grade on the poem that uses the term: "*?x*v#!"
- 5 months ago
In poetry you can definitely have cursing words in your poem. Every poems has their on minds it’s your thought, your own feelings. Your mind, soul, energy should show more and bring tons of anger, happiness, joy, but put all that together it will make it stronger and better. Let it have meaning to it.
- humptyLv 75 months ago
Read "Howl" by Ginsberg.
- Anonymous5 months ago
I suppose they can, however it's better not to include them.Source(s): I'm a freelance poet.
- GrillparzerLv 75 months ago
Yes, but don't abuse the privileged. Use it to create an effect when your poem requires it.
- The DevilLv 75 months ago
Many curses are in poetic form.