I'm sure only a few of you remember when HubPages had a few passionate poets. We even had an unofficial official HubPages poet named Drax. A revolutionary named Idunn - who was mostly poet. A painter, essayist, and poet called Misfit that was one of my favorites. And a soulful Nightflower - I can hear the music when I read her words. They even inspired JimmyTheJock to write a poem or two.
In these days, HubPages was a very small community. Almost everyone knew each other. This was just about one year ago. Let me know if you remember...
Then HubPages started to grow. And then came porn and spam. We fought back. But most of our poets put down their pens.
I miss our roots in poetry. I miss Idunn, Drax, Nightflower, Poetic Muse, and Misfit. I miss the love affair - you know what I mean.
I've joined the poetry fan club at: http://hubpages.com/tag/poetry/hot - explore the tag and learn a lot about HubPages History and read their works. They are fantastic. Although. The frozen sparrows are gone. All gone. And no signs of a revolution.
Drax - Drunk perhaps or in a foreign land - http://hubpages.com/author/Drax/poetry/hot/
Idunn - Gone, Missing, Hope she is well -
Nightflower - Asleep perhaps - http://hubpages.com/profile/NightFlower
Misfit - Thinking. I imagine - http://hubpages.com/profile/misfit
PoeticMuse - Not Amused. I bet. - http://hubpages.com/profile/Poetic+Muse
Thank you for sharing these. I'm going to try my best to remember to come check them out tomorrow. Now, however, I think it is off to bed for me.
OMG Paul this seems like such a long time ago and for me it was almost always on for a few months, like a love affair for x days or months or years and then one day you wake up sober... *laughs*... and have to go back to work - was is Behan who said ...work, the curse of the drinking class...
Yes. I believe you're right. *Sips* Idunn. Is she well?
the old comet routine Paul, times you look after the trail and think;-
if I was a bird,
you are the color on my wings.
if I was a fish,
you are the rainbow on my back.
if I was the land,
you are the flower growing in me.
if I was a star,
you are the light shining from me.
if I was a song,
you are my music.
if I was that boy,
you are my girl.
The glass is empty. Time for sleep. Good to see you. Putting a face to you is a bit strange. Remember the bandit Drax? *Laughs* Night.
Those were the days my friends, we had fun, still do but it just isn't the same, hubpages grew and grew money is the new goal of most hubbers which is ok but it does take the heart away a little from the site, i miss old friends but i am making some new, community spirit was key to getting hubpages up and running, if we had the forums in those early days they would have been well used and more like a chat room.
ah memories of the past thanks for the journey you sent me on today paul, welcome home drax and to all of my friends old and new have fun.....jimmy
I don't want to cut in on your gushy reunion, it is sweet, but I woke up with the thought that I had poetry to check out. So, I remembered. I love the idea of visiting the stuff that started hubpages. It is funny because I first came along to this site with the idea of having a place to publish my creative stuff, but it turned into a way to make money. Something is missing in my life right now, and it is creativity. I think it is time to pull my battered notebooks and pen out for a bit.
Stacie Naczelnik wrote:
I don't want to cut in on your gushy reunion, it is sweet
Stacie you are as much a part of hubpages as anyone of us are you are welcome to have your say here or in any other discussion in any of the forums, have fun.....jimmy
I know Jimmy, I was just being silly. But thank you for saying it.
I was so inspired that I published a new poem.
Me too, Stacy. Well, not a new poem, but one of my personal favorites of my own work. I may actually take the time to type in some of the poetry I have on paper to share.
I think, rather than peeking at trends on google, I'll post some creative-edged stuff, write more, focus on smiles rather than pennies.
I think we could have a problem of competition. Poets will naturally tend to gravitate towards established poetry websites, e-zines and forums, Sonnet Central, Eratosphere and many others. By its nature, Hubpages dabbles in everything. It's all about traffic. 'Hot' is displayed before 'Best'. I'm not criticising - it's a commercial formula. But I'm sure we all understand the onion curve, and where you have to slice it to make money.
I truly miss ldunn very much. She was the first person to welcome me to Hubpages and is a brilliant and sensitive woman and an amazing poet! Reading her was like going on a journey through the lightways of the mind. I've tried to stay in touch with her, but haven't heard back, so if anyone is in contact with her, please tell her Cory sends her hugs.
How wonderful to hear so many people in love with poetry! When I first started publishing J.S. Allen's poetry last month I thought it was a misfit! Thank you so much for sharing your more romantic sides!! Blessings to all the poets, Earth Angel!!
Poetic Muse said, "I miss Idunn too. Maybe she'll miss us and come back."
Oh, I hope so!
Well I write poem Hubs Hope this is not "advertising and promotional posting".
I'm new and thought I had found a fan club for poets. I've written a few. So, is there a fan club for poets?
I'm Betty Jo
i love poetry and do write poems when the mood hits me ...
more power to you and all the poets of hubpages!
usually my poems have written messages in them for people really close to me, at other times they are simply free verse types. "A Message..." is my favorite. Do try to decipher and break the code. If you do, please keep it a secret (lol).
let the words flow and your hearts show!
I don't think it has, you know. I think the two exist independently, and that's something to be thankful for, no?
I am loving how much everyone loves poetry!! We are all such a creative lot!! When chasing dollars replaces encouraging the Muse, we all lose!! Over the next couple of weeks I will be doing my part!! Please leave comments and let me know if you like the ones I am submitting!!
Plus, there is an Idunn on HubPages?? Delightful!! Is it the same one everyone is pining for??
Blessings, Earth Angel!!
a recent and possibly brief return, in all fairness. I'm not sure there is a place for a quasi-socialist unpoet here.
it's a delightful new batch of you, I'll have to say that, though.
anything I had to say, I think I've said, pretty much and half of that has been deleted, history had been rewritten with a few clicks and only those of you with long memories will remember a time of beauty that I do.
It is folly to wish for an exact repeat of times gone by that touched everyone's hearts so softly . . . But it is an act of living fully to pursue beauty in all its evolving forms . . .
Blessings, Earth Angel . . . .
I also write some poetry. I love reading poetry also if it is well written.
I just came from a site called thisisby.us. I am a poet and I enjoyed the site while I was there. The problem was that the poetry had moved from being beautiful to pornographic. This used to be a site that was full of some very good published poets. Unfortunately many of them have left. I am going to give this a try over here. I still post some fiction over there but I will put some poetry up here and will read others poetry.
Ben, I've seen that site! I thought many of the poets there were marvelous and I considered going over there. What an odd coincidence :p
fair warning on my 'love' poetry. you might consider it risque. read at your own risk and don't say I didn't tell you first.
also, welcome to Hubs~
I have read some of your poetry and it is good. A poem can be erotic without being contrived. I will go and read some of your peotry and I am sure I will enjoy.
ah, thx ben. I'd tend to agree but I didn't want to offend accidently.
I am a painter mostly and poet second...love to join your Poetry group. New at the Hub...Check out my paintings and my poetry.
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