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What I would like to write to poetry editors when I submit…..

I offer you my poetry to read. Your acceptance or approval would be pleasant, indeed useful, but neither is indicative of any worth, or constitutes a reflection on me or on my work. If you don’t like it that does … Continue reading

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Poetry – the phoenix rising from the internet age

In that wonderful way of things, unexpected and rarely tipped by those who supposedly see the future and coming trends, one thing which has been given new life because of the internet and social media, is poetry. How ironic and … Continue reading

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Painted poetics

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci. The words did wash like liquid oils,across the moment’s page,and brushed reality in strokes;released the form once … Continue reading

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Sticks

I find a lot of modern poetry is just word contortion and pretentious prattle. I thought I would give it a go and just let words dribble where they may in experimental fashion. But this is not what I call … Continue reading

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Dealing with rejection …..

How does one deal with rejection as a writer? Of course you can learn lessons and you will learn lessons but that does not mean that success will come. The simple reality is that success and talent are not synonymous … Continue reading

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Time to save poetry from ‘poets’

Why is there so much bad poetry around today? Or so much prose which is called poetry but isn’t. Perhaps the problem is the fact that poetry is so little studied in any general sense by most people and therefore … Continue reading

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Poetry anthology

I have a few poems in this.   http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Sunday-Snaps-Stories-Susan-May-James/9781908858016

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Life et Mort

Car c’est seulement dans les dernières heures La vie peut être portée à la naissance, Et c’est seulement dans la mise en avant La mort peut révéler sa source. For only in the dying hours Can life be brought to … Continue reading

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Rhyme, rhythm and the whole poetic thing.

Call me a Luddite but to me poetry has always been form and rhyme – real poetry. I can appreciate what is called ‘free-verse’ but to my mind it is simply creative prose.  Poetry by its very nature is song-like … Continue reading

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Virtue

Virtue bends in room of hope, steps lightly into place, surveys the palace poetry builds; drunk on the words of grace. The moment breaks diminishing, in wish of fevered breath, across the writer’s desperate ditch; the burden full expressed. ditch, … Continue reading

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