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    dots Submission Name: How much is a poem worthdots

    Author: poetryman
    ASL Info:    47, male...phila
    Elite Ratio:    3.39 - 447/468/72
    Words: 99
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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    dotsHow much is a poem worthdots

    How much is a poem worth

    Most think getting published
    is a poet's dream come true
    few realize the journey in life
    that most of them have gone through

    they write about pain and heartache
    and joyous occasions that are few
    the one way to communicate
    their hearts and souls to you

    a true form of art
    and a great expression
    when one willingly shares
    deep inner confessions

    so how much is it worth
    to read such artistic bliss
    as with serenity and peace
    a great poem is priceless.....

    Bob Shank Dec. 26th-2004

    Submitted on 2004-12-27 19:03:20     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      I love the message here, especially the reminder that much of good poetry somes from experience, not just imagination. Even tales largely imagined need some real connection, either personal , or experienced as a friend, or perceptive observer, or they sound shallow and contrived. poetry must stem from a passion, and that in itself must be experienced by the poet in order to be convincing and evocative.
    I think there is indeed some "confession" in one's poems; when you write you are sharing a piece of your soul, or you heart, or both, —you are posting your thoughts and feelings on everything and anything from Love, Nature, philosophy. religion, politics, - to idle whimsical thoughts,-you share all and try to voice it with your own unique voice. You write first of all for yourself, - and if and when you get published, well that's a bonus I think. many a starving poet, like the ragged artist, has gone to his grave unrewarded in his own lifetime for his work. Perhaps they come back as published poets and commssioned artists of international acclaim.
    | Posted on 2004-12-29 00:00:00 | by Silverdog | [ Reply to This ]
      True poems are the best. But the memories behind the poems are what makes them great. I think that it is hard to feel the words that have so much emotion and just wonder what the poet is going through. You've done an excellent job with this. Poems about poetry are the best when done correct and you have done just that. :)
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by borderlinetears | [ Reply to This ]
      I definitely agree with you on this one. Being a poet should not be about the money one can gain from it-that is just a byproduct. A true poet writes from the heart, and that is what is appreciated. And it is so true that one can always spot the ones who just write to be recognized. Nice read...
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by Spriing | [ Reply to This ]
      That is so beatiful. Your absolutely right. Poems are priceless.
    I mean just for people to write about that stuff I think its very heroic. I love this one. I think I'll add it to my favs list
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by XxStephyxX04 | [ Reply to This ]
      Awesome. You have captured what so many writers think of. It's so well put, so well spoken. I can't think of anythign to add, i love the priceless part, and it's so true. Many write just for money, not caring what writing really is...its a ventor and window to the soul, and some other things as well. Nicely done.
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by Mercy December | [ Reply to This ]
      I agree wholeheartedly!
    And I believe this poem is priceless; a wonderful reminder of what art is supposed to be about...the journey to expression. :)
    Thanks for the bright little ride.
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by latentlylyrical | [ Reply to This ]
      So true are your words in this poem, for me it started by magic when I met a muse and it turns out to have been a great healing process.

    I think we are all searching for the masterpiece within and the ones other people write,because they are truly rare.

    This is a very good write because it draw in the writers and the readers.
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by edthepoet | [ Reply to This ]
      It's easy to lose sight of why we started writing poetry in the first place. At first I did it to express my emotions, but sometimes I get off track from all the hype out there to get it published. Pride takes hold and my focus will shift to showing that I can write with the best of 'em. Thanks for the pieces like this that show me just what writing is really about, and gets me back on track.

    I believe over time one's writing can change and the author with it. If your writing is from your soul than you can express in a deeper meaning how you really feel. If it's all just sprung from competition what have you benefitted from it?
    | Posted on 2004-12-27 00:00:00 | by Paul_Randall | [ Reply to This ]

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