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Who Will Read Poetry ?

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by Purple2017, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Purple2017

    Purple2017 Silver IL'ite

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    Poets are many
    readers are few
    should poets retire?
    should not readers admire?
    Poets are selfish
    they want to be appraised
    they don't want to appraise
    nobody wants just to praise
    everybody wants praise in return.
    People are busy
    who has time to read poetry?
    why canvass people to read?
    Poetry books are not sold
    publishers reluctant
    booksellers unwilling to stock
    self-publishing is born
    publishers fool the budding poets
    promise attractive returns
    but books are not sold
    only gifted to near and dear
    for personal satisfaction
    but they also don't read
    and never appraise.
    Now e-book starts
    poetry websites sprout
    with prizes and awards
    volumes of poems piled up
    in the e-depository
    poets are not motivated!
    over a period of time
    these websites may go barren
    no craze to see poems in the web
    no craze for reading poems
    b e c a u s e
    everybody has turned poet
    who will read poetry?
     
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  2. jskls

    jskls Finest Post Winner

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    IMO, Poet writes to express their emotions and if the poet's words emotes the same expression among the readers the poem succeeds. keep sharing... Keep writing :thumbup:
     
  3. Naari

    Naari Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear OP, I agree with jskls above. If you can express yourself & get your word across & if you feel satisfied after writing your poem, then mission accomplished!

    As for praises, everyone wants them, but are not generous in giving them! What to do? My husband tells me don't expect to get a credit for everything, if it makes you happy at the end of the day, then you achieved it.. I try to follow his advice :(
     
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    PoojaShah Gold IL'ite

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    Nicely written!:)
    Tbh, everyone needs approval..and i don't see anything wrong in it and yeah you reminded me to appreciate people more..thnx.
     
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  5. Purple2017

    Purple2017 Silver IL'ite

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    N:B: This poem is based upon my real experiences and should not be construed as a general prescription.
     
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    Scorpio707 Platinum IL'ite

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    Purple, am I not glad to read this one now :) . You are right in saying all that you said here.
    I love poetry, reason for joining IL is poetry and for sticking around too :D. A little less than 200 poems of mine are posted here :banana:.. trying to brag just a little ;). I recently had a discussion with a publisher for a book, trust me I can see where it's going :grinning:. You've said it out loud here.

    Sorry for the long response. Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Purple2017 Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you dear friend, your reply reminded me that we are all floating in the same boat...let us be happy.
     
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    chaithrapillay New IL'ite

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    Who doesn't love appreciation? I do but a poet deserves it more because writing an expression in simple & understanding lines is a difficult job. You wrote it well
     
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  9. Thyagarajan

    Thyagarajan IL Hall of Fame

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    Sure you would announce as soon as your written poems -anthology- appears in black & white. But a poem or two inescapable in people when Nature is the writer. As it dawns and dusk begins, it is poetry all the way to young and old, man and woman, and animals nocturnal& diurnal. Wish you Godspeed in your endeavour now & in future. Go:innocent:d bless.
     
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  10. Purple2017

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    Thank you for for understanding my pulse.....
     

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