I put up poems as alternate poet, most of my traffic now comes from outside hubpages - if you want high traffic then you would have to do some serious work backlinking and forcing in a few keywords for the searches etc.
I don't know if they do Poet. I've written poetry here on the hubs and very few read them.I have written a 4 chapter rhyming poem, which I reworked, and reposted http://hubpages.com/hub/qwark93, I enjoy writing rhyming poetry but my feeling is that I do it just for my own gratification 'cause few read them. I'd like to think you are right, but it seems to me poetry is on the downslide for most. For instance, poetry in prose form doesn't interest me...so I don't read it. Qwark
You may be right qwark. I have some friends who are "impressed" with what I write but they say it's so deep and I make their brain hurt at times. People are busy and need to be in the mood to read poetry. I think if you are too obscure or too sad that you can lose people. But that's on them. You need to be who you are and not worry about an audience that way it flows naturally.
I have a friend who reads everything I write but asks "why are you doing it? Are you trying to be famous?" It's an interesting question...
I've always found writing my poems has been like a way of release for me. Instead of bottling things up inside, I write it all down, then at night when it's time to go to sleep, nothing it playing on my mind anymore.
I have no interest in fame but it seems a shame they currently go un-read. I often wonder weather anyone else could get something out of them, maybe some insiration etc.x
I'm sure they can get inspiration but at times poets lament things that are out of our control and it's hard for people to sit and dwell on it like we do. I know another friend who is very goal and task oriented. She thinks I am a dreamer. It's not that I'm lazy because I have a very demanding job (I'm an accountant in a large corporation) yet I spend my off hours thinking about life. It's important to me and I guess in the end it's just how I tick.
Yes, my poetry is very deep and thought provoking. Maybe too much so. The few comments I get are wonderful and complimentary I write rhyming poetry because it's an exercise in mental acuity. It's a challenge. I have a massive writing vocabulary, but I still use a rhyming dictionary. It's sits "at ready" when I feel stumped. Writing rhyming poetry, for me, is difficult but I can spend hours sitting, thinking and creating. I enjoy the challenge. Good luck to you in your writing. Qwark
Victoria: I have 2 grandkids (9 and 12). They are not being introduced to poetry at school. Poetry seems to be a dying form of communication. I love GOOD rhyming poetry. The prose form? I don't read it. I wish ya luck. Write a nice long one and test the management. Qwark
Yes, I was wondering the same thing i love poetry its a dying art I guess but I have found a few places to post it I'm a published poetry writer and i joined a few but how about starting a group here on hubpages ?
Your poetry may not get a lot of reading from outside of Hub Pages, however, it is a great place to express yourself and get some peer-reviews. As I have always been told, "Writers write and should write something every day." Some even say no less than two hours a day.
So, if it's only to hone your skills, or express yourself in some way . . . write and publish your poetry here. Who knows, you may actually get a terrific idea to write an article that will attract more traffic from a variety of places!
I like that little rhyme, I would love to have two hours spare to write everyday, I am getting there tho. Some days no time at all, other days I can easy spend 4 hours writting. I get so carried away with it once I get started. Your right, it could well spark off some ideas for some creative hubs. I am often inspired by other peoples poems.xxx
Hubpages was the first place I published my poetry in a public arena. There are quite a few poets here and the feedback is encouraging and supporting. Considering poetry is often personal, I am greatful to the fanbase I hooked up with, especially in the early days of Hubpages as their feedback was fantastic.
It certainly is very personal, although I am considering put some of my poems on here, I think I will still have a few that I will hold back for that reason. It's lovely to hear so much encouragement though. I guess a poet appreciates a poem and feedback more from another poet.x
Poetry has always been the choice of few people, while having nothing to do with being smart (it is not quantum physics, for God's sake!) Poetry addresses the emotional side of people, their capacity to recognize and appreciate beauty. It is a question of sensibility and it is, most of the time, an aquired taste
If the invitation is addressed to me, than let me say this; I have 5 books of poetry that have been published betwwen 1997-2003, about 20 of my poems are part of 4 different Anthologies of contemporary poets and "Eye on Life" Magazine just published 4 of my poems yestarday. P.S. just in case you wonder, NONE of my books or poems have been selh-published
Hi Ginger, Poetry does not sell much. Whatever money I made I gave away to charity and took a deduction from taxes. Thank God I do not have to relay on writing for a living, but it is a passion and I am doing it for fun. I have a hub about how I managed to get published a few times over (not only poetry - but that was the biginning). There are a few links there as well that could be of interest - one in particular about what it takes to be a great writer
Poetry is one of my main passions. My poems on HP get a few hits. My hubs on love and relationships, however, get major traffic, even though in those hubs I'm pretty much talking off the top of my head. So, I guess I'm saying that poetry is not read as much as it used to be.
Find a muse or a nasty teacher who points out what should have been known but couldn't be allowed for pride perhaps you will find as others have found that if you alter when alteration is required you will indeed be read.
I have found that it helps to have written and drawn an audience through other works that are easier to decipher but if they too are written out of the substance of your soul will give your poetry a Rosetta Stone that may be requisite or of aide to those who may venture but not with any level of skill in reading as you may have had skill in writing.
Most people are overly concerned with understanding poetry; there is nothing to understand, as poetry is not suppose to teach you anything – just like all other forms of art. The only thing poetry is suppose to do is to emotionally engage you, to make you feel emotions you did not even know you were capable of experimenting. If a poem does that, than it accomplished what was supposed to do. Turn off your mind and let your soul take over
Petra, I find your comment interesting and perhaps telling. Perhaps we who write don't intend to do so clearly for it is a piece of our soul that often ends up on page but what is the point of writing if not to communicate? How can emotion be truly engaged if the mind is still saying WTF? Perhaps I am too masculine to get this point but I, in all things, seek additional enlightenment when I can find someone willing to take the time. I often find that when one uses absolutes such as 'only' 'every' 'all' and such I always find myself in the wrong but maybe I am wrong there too. What do you think?
Personally, my poetry on Hubpages does get read (somewhat) because, aside from a few pictures, it's the only thing I post. It does not get as much traffic as I'd like, but then you have to read the other poets' offerings here in order to establish a readership of your own. After all, it's only fair. Unfortunately, I don't always have enough time to truly dedicate myself to this endeavor, but I do try to read other people's poetry whenever I get the chance. Bottom line: the poets of this world probably read more poetry than the non-poets do.
lol With all due respect Couture, I have never written a single line I haven't lived, I just find documenting my thoughts on such matters in my forms therapeutic as I have found few therapists willing to touch what ails me.
Your probably right Steele, but even so, every time thinker is born they somehow find words to speak that paragraphs always seem the wrong format to express. They hate to be laughed at in their infantile attempts so read what has been done to find inspiration and eventually kick all of their fellows to the dogs forming a method that seems them best.
Victoria , posting poetry here on Hubpages is not good for your health ! Or your score , or your income .lol every time I post a new poem , my score drops just a little bitty more ! seriously / if you consider posting you might start a new or another hub profile separate from your "moneymakers "..That would be my advice . Poetry is only good for YOUR soul ! Not hubpages soul .lol..
YES! We are out there and we love it, if you post your poetry I will read it. There is a great small poetry community here on Hubpages that loves to read and write poetry. It is funny that people are so indifferent to poetry, yet the readers and writers are there and striving. Welcome and share. Jamie
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