Do people write poetry hubs?

Yes, Hubpages indeed publish poetry hubs.

I for one have two poetry hubs - one contains three poems for Mother's Day, A Tribute to Mothers, and the other one is a poem fit for Easter, Agnus Dei . They're exactly the first two hubs I published when I joined HubPages a month ago. But before posting my first poetry hub, I did a little quick hub search too, although I had come across with a poetry hub on Digg even before I signed up with HubPages.

Having learned this fact actually contributed to my decision to join HubPages, as writing poetry has been a passion of mine since high school. I enjoy weaving words together to form a tapestry of abstract ideas and real emotions. I also love to write poetic pieces depicting mundane tangible things. And I recently started dabbling in haiku and cinquains. So when I learned that hubpages also publish poetry, I decided to hop in.

However, I have yet to find the popularity level of poetry hubs, as I have found just a few of them since joining. I guess one way to increase the popularity of poetry hubs is for hubbers who dabble in poetry to support one another. And the first thing to do that is to search for poet hubbers and connect with them.

So if you love to write poetry, go ahead and publish your poetry hubs, and let's have fun reading them, learning from them, and commenting on them.

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DarleneMarie 7 years ago from USA

I'm glad you joined HubPages Melody! I especially liked your Mother's Day poem!


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Oh, thanks a lot, Darlene. That's very heartwarming. I have lots of poems published in AC, Triond and Helium, and I am just trying to assess their popularity here. This hub is actually an answer to a feloow hubber's question.

God bless.


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Paraglider 7 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

Poetry hubs here can get quite a few views initially but they tend to sink pretty fast, usually because they are short and not very 'interesting' to the search engines. Or at least, that's what I've found.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for this info, paraglider. I guess, that's pretty true, especially poems on seasonal themes. My mother's day poetry hub is presently doing fairly well than my other hubs now that Mother's Day is coming.


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Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

I guess it depends on the poem and the draw to it. I have two poems on here and neither has been read very much and the comments if any are few. I loved your Mother's Day Poetry. Very good.


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Melody Lagrimas 7 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Lucey Knight, thanks for commenting. I guess, poetry hubs don't get much attention. Mine just got noticed before because they're relevant to specific occasions (Mother's Day, Father's Day and Easter).


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Maybe it's about supply vs. demand in regard to poetry hubs. More people like to write poetry hubs than read them. :)

Seriously though, you will find by looking at the stats section of each hub how much HubPages values the hub - poetry is considered the least money maker. Oh, well, I write poetry in spite of it and just call it "niche" writing! :)

It would be nice if all the folks who like to write poetry on this site get together and support each other though in my time here I haven't seen it or observed the HP honchos show any interest in it. If it isn't commercial no sites go for it - left Triond for that very reason as they gave zero support to new people arriving and not at all to good poets - and they had plenty of talented ones they ignored and devalued. Wouldn't it be great if some site like HP took the lead to develop a commercial interest in poetry? cool!

Thumbs up on your hub for taking on this conversation, thanks!


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GusTheRedneck 7 years ago from USA

Melody AND Paraglider... I enjoyed your question and response. "Do people write poetry hubs?" Yes, they do. I have written 90 of them. I had great good fun doing so. Some of the readership has been just fine, but it looks as though that was dependent on the title to "get folks to the hub." Kinda interesting to me... If you go to my "profile" and take a look at what I have placed onto HB thus far, you will see that the poem titles all begin with the same two words, "Dumb Poem." If you go to Google and plug those two words in as the search parameter, you will find my stuff on the first Google page. Now, why do you suppose I would have done that? Posting was easy because I had already composed those nonsense poems but had never published them. My next "trick" is going to be putting a large number of "Redneck Recipes" onto Hubpages, but with a twist. Each one will be accompanied by a "funny" story, and all will begin with the same words in the title (not yet decided) and for the same reason - to get search engine exposure. I am not after "recognition" because I am not a serious artist. I want findability (search engine ranking) for dollar reasons. If it doesn't sell, why bother? Things that sell tend to last and get around. Is that not what Hubbers really want for their stuff?

Regards to all, Gus


philip carey 61 7 years ago

This hubpages thing is like the music industry: it's as much, or more about successful promotion as it is about being a good artist--if recognition is your goal. I've just started with some short poems that limp along, but they're mostly for me.

It would be fun to connect with others who are focusing on poetry. Maybe we could all, say, try to write a short poem in a certain form, and then look at each other's poems and compare our experiences and thoughts about the process.

Hope to hear from some others.


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cindyleedavis 6 years ago from cindyloudavis@hotmail.com

Hi, I write a lot of poetry. I will join up with you.


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Babaloo 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

I truly enjoy your hubs. Especially the Mother's day compilation. I am excited to know that there are so many people who love poetry as I do. If you would care to read some of my poetry I would love any feedback you might have for improvement or whatever. You are a great asset to the hubpages community. Good luck on all future endeavours.


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

I have noticed as well that poetry attracts a lot of attention in the first few days of its life but tends to drop. On another note there is some poems that maintain a high score and traffic success for longer. Two of mine have stayed around 75 for at least two weeks, they are Wintry Night, an erotic poem; and suicide, a dark poem. When I first started here four months ago I didn't like poetry but shortly discovered that some poems here on this site were pretty doggone good so I decided to try one, then another, and so on, I now have seven that I've done with War being my latest. Everyone I meet here is very supportive of each other and their endeavors.


tnderhrt23 6 years ago

Your article is very "timely" for me since I just signed up yesterday to Hubpages...and most of my writing is poetry...You sold me! Thanks!


Michael Achilles 6 years ago

All of my work is poetry on Hubpages...Enjoy!


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Disturbia 6 years ago

Do people write poetry hubs??? The answer my dear is YES, YES, YES! There are many of us out here doing just that!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Yes I do, I came to Hubpages to write factual hubs. Now my love of creative writing and some of the feed back I have had has encouraged me to work on some poetry hubs and short stories. After reading this I now know the names of some of the people who write poetry here on Hubpages thank you.


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

I love poetry hubs and I believe there are many people like me who like to write them and like to read them as well. I discovered YOU so that means that I am not alone. All the best from Beata


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Watch Tower 6 years ago from New Zealand

I have written a number of poetry Hubs, the comments and feed back I have received on them / about them has always been very positive. When it Comes to writing, write that which gives you pleasure and share it, if and when people read your poetry and enjoy it, leave a comment then all so much the better for it.


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Melody Lagrimas 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks everyone for dropping by. Now I know lots of people are writing poetry hubs.

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