if you want to adopt the easier, modernist approach of slicing and dicing some minced prose that you sell as poetry on the label, it wouldn't hurt to throw in some poetic techniques; think assonance, consonance, rhyme, chiasmus, alliteration...
There are a lot of poetry writers on HubPages. I have written a piece or two(or ten).
I'm not sure why you're on HubPages, (a) to write for the sake of writing or (b) to write and earn while doing so.
Your profile page is so other writers and readers can get to know you. So, please do fill it out by talking about yourself. I am one to talk, because my profile says nothing about me, but my writing does. But, whatever you do...add something to it.
There are plenty of hubs to read, if you want to earn, but that's another story for another time.
Just to let you know, you came into the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread, which means, that you can post links to your hubs, like 2-3 or 4 like poems size.
There is no self-promotion allowed in the forums. But posting links here is allowed. I have taken the liberty to post the 3 hubs you've written, so you do not have to.
Thank you so much for the information! I skimmed through it just now, but I will be back several times to reread and follow your advise. It's so late right now, I can't really concentrate on much and I am about to sleep. But this is very appreciated.
Wow I didn't expect such a warm welcome. I'm already beginning to like HubPages! Thank you for taking the time to read and help me out. Cagsil, I'm here mostly because I love to write, but if I can also manage to earn, that would be great! I'm working on my profile now.
Welcome to the site! I'm a poet at heart but I write because I want money... in all honesty, you will never make money writing poetry at hubpages (or 99% probably not). But you will get some great constructive criticism.
So you can make money here, but the best way to do that is well - read some of the great hubs by people who do make money (some listed by other hubbers above!). Basically how to, informational and sales hubs make money. Creative writing rarely does (unless you're really lucky or find a topic people are googling.)
Good luck and feel free to throw any questions out at the forums!
I realized that this evening as well. So I started exploring your profile a bit, and I read your bio. I found it very interesting. I've been browsing through people who've followed me trying to keep up with everyone's work. I'll end up commenting on your hubs, I'm sure.
That is really interesting - I'm named after my grandfather, Raymond.
Hey, I figured while we have this conversation still alive and going, I might take this chance to get people to visit a profile of my friend's. When he found out that I was using HP and how much it inspired me to write even more now that I have a way to share it, he decided to make one too so that he can both keep track of my work and post some of his own. He is a musician, so I think he will mostly post lyrics. He may do other things as well. He hasn't posted anything yet, but he will. Here is his profile:
Anyway, I love prose of all types, technical, funny, how to, etc., never can get why people like poetry. However, I did read yours and was pleasantly surprised that I didn't mind them too much. From me, that is a complement.
Welcome to HubPages, looks like you are gonna' do well!
Resilientmindz is the name and I am a new Hubber looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. I just published my first hub and am excited to see all of your upcoming responses and will be getting to...
I just joined Hubpages and I have no idea how this works. I need help and I'm willing to take any constructive critism offerd me. Please don't be cruel. I'm just another writer trying to get my voice heard.
Would it be rude or helpful to point out that a new hubber has at least 27 spelling, usage and punctuation errors on a 200 word profile page? This is a native English speaking person, but maybe there are other...