Write at least one of each form.
Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life--Josephine Hart
We sometimes get impatient when we don't get an immediate response to a poem, but we also object when initial responses are limited to "Thank you" or "Great work", brief negative comments, or comments bawed on misunderstandings which could be quickly resolved by a second or third reading. So I often read a poem when I get here (with increasingly limitied time, that's not always every day), and if I have any questions or doubts or even wonder how to respond to a sensitive topic, wait for a while, even for a few days, reread the poem many times, and see what others have said.
Several poets post here occasionally, not on a regular basis. I wish they'd stop by more often. Poets don't need to have a finished poem ready or almost ready for publication to post here, and we don't rip each other apart. We don't need dozens of posts a day but we'd all gain from having more participation.
Thanks for the discussion about how long it takes to get a response on the board.
Thanks for inspiring this, Ray!
Couldn't agree more Rose.
NAANIOnce more dear friends,into the breach.We shall slay the monstersthat deny our sleep.
Jackie, glad you liked it.
Ray, beautiful imagery! I love the first verse, especially.
Dear lady, this is not perfect, but then, I enjoyed it so much that perfection pales when compared with your perspicacity.