May 4th, 2015 at 15:22
Great poems. I liked the second one the most, but I really liked the rhymes in the first.
I have not been good about trying to get any original work published lately. Somehow, I feel like publishing my own blog posts doesn’t quite count. It’s certainly easier, though.
May 4th, 2015 at 16:24
What helps in that poem is syllabic count – 8 beats per line every line. I try to do that usually.
May 4th, 2015 at 06:06
Hi Carl, I know this happen in the past but I still want to say congratulation. I love reading your blog post. I find out more and more about you. Very talented man I must say.
May 4th, 2015 at 03:18
I read this with interest. Over time I’ve had numerous of my pictures published in local newspapers, books and such, but I do believe some people will do better than “being published” if they simply focus on “exposure”, often that is worth more than being published in some obscure rag. Exposure on different platforms, and in real life can often pave the way for the so called holy grail of being published, because as you state, that poetry anthology could very well be a vehicle for enriching the editors/owners? The debate continues ….
May 4th, 2015 at 16:22
Yes, exposure. Wrote for the teacher’s union paper, the chamber of commerce paper, even the church bulletin. Cover every angle possible.
May 4th, 2015 at 01:27
Thanks Carl. These are helpful tips.
OK, Onward !
May 3rd, 2015 at 18:27
Thanks for the info on publishing. Loved that second poem.
May 3rd, 2015 at 22:56
Nurture that inner child and write from the heart. Oh, and pick up your toys while you’re at it.
May 3rd, 2015 at 12:24
Both beautiful and exceptional Carl.
May 3rd, 2015 at 12:46
Thank you. Peter Pan and I have been pals for a long time.
May 3rd, 2015 at 09:48
I submitted one when I first started writing my poetry.. Got an honorable mention and not a penny of prize money. I felt it was a scam as they were continuously trying to get me to buy the book(s). They send a flattering “proof” letter from a staff member and compare your work to a well known poet and encourage you to keep trying, and buy their book. Needless to say I didn’t buy the book. lol
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:20
Yeah, it’s a game alright.
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:32
As P.T. Barnum once said: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
May 3rd, 2015 at 12:48
Yeah, true but when I was at the circus I really did want to see the 10 foot lady and the man turn into a gorilla.
May 3rd, 2015 at 09:39
This is interesting. I have been in awe of a friend whose poem was published in such an anthology. Now I know……
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:18
Don’t let on and ask to read the poem again, maybe print the page. Makes that friend feel happy.
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:54
Already did that. No matter how, it’s still an accomplishment. Just makes me feel like less of a loser from rejects.
May 3rd, 2015 at 09:14
I like this, Carl.
May 3rd, 2015 at 10:19
Any way possible.
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