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Just Rambling Tonight

Blog Posted:10/6/2008 7:32:00 PM
<P><FONT color=#800080><EM><STRONG>Wow, what a response to my featured poem!&nbsp; I've never received so much praise about my poetry before now.&nbsp; My poor husband, bless his heart, has been telling me this for years, and as I relay my excitement about all the wonderful comments about my poetry that you all have given, he quietly said, "Maybe now you will believe me."&nbsp; Nearly broke my heart.&nbsp; It's not that I didn't believe him!&nbsp; But isn't a husband <U>supposed</U> to support his wife in her fancies and whimsies?&nbsp; How do I let him know that his opinion really has mattered as these years, after all, he's my heart and everything.</STRONG></EM></FONT></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>I don't know if I've mentioned it, some people know that I am a member of a Poetry Club where I live.&nbsp; We meet 9 months out of the year and take time off for summer vacation as the lady who teaches the "workshops" is also a high school teacher and she likes to have her summers totally off...even from poetry club...and who can blame her!&nbsp; But I don't think that is the <U>only</U> reason!&nbsp; The Club was started back when farmers wives got together for a monthly social gathering when they read poetry they wrote,&nbsp;and their summers were too busy with farming to meet. Anyway, I'm not sure where this was going!&nbsp; HA!&nbsp; Oh! Imagine my surpise, when I joined the Poetry Club 5 years ago, to find myself getting "lessons" from a past high school teacher!&nbsp; Yes, the Lady who does the poetry workshops and gives out the "homework" is my old high school English teacher!&nbsp; It's taken&nbsp;me 5 years, but I can finally call her Mary instead of Ms. Lauck!&nbsp; The sonnet I just posted was a creation from the poetry club "assignment".&nbsp; Sometimes that assignment is the only thing that gets me's hard finding time during the day when there isn't a priority for it.&nbsp; As much I love poetry, I wish I could sit all day and write it...but alas...the world calls and pulls me in umpteen other directions.&nbsp; Sure don't want to have to wait till I retire to get all that is waiting inside of me to be let out and fly in my poetry.</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>And trying to get things organized enough; to put together enough pieces to try to publish...and should I find a publisher or should I just try to publish it on my own?&nbsp; If I publish it on my own, how do I get it out there? So many questions....not the least of which, am I really good <U>enough</U> to publish?&nbsp; Guess I am just going to have to take that "leap of faith" and just get it out there!&nbsp; Guess I'm a bit leary because I was wrung though the wringer with a childrens book that&nbsp;I tried to publish and had my ego bruised pretty badly.&nbsp; </FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Well enough rambling for one night!&nbsp; Thank you all for your support!</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080>Tru</FONT></EM></STRONG></P> <P><IMG src=""></P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080></FONT></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG><EM><FONT color=#800080></FONT></EM></STRONG>&nbsp;</P>
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  1. Date: 10/7/2008 12:27:00 PM
    Enjoyed your rambling. : ) Yes, you are better than good enough to publish. Other than that, I can offer no help as far as how to get published! Sorry this short. Just wanted to say hi. Love, Shar

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  1. Date: 10/7/2008 8:16:00 AM
    Look at your children's book, adjust if needed and see another publisher. Some publishers and writers are on ego trips with caustic remarks. If you think it's good, then ignore the negatives. A college student once did a busines plan for delivering packages within 24 hours. His professor called him a fool and belittled the plan as stupid. The student formed a company called Federal Express. Never give up your dreams on someone else's opinion. God Bless. Vince

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  1. Date: 10/7/2008 12:52:00 AM
    Tru and your husband: It's ironic my sweaty told me the same thing. "Michael', she said "You always got to hear it from someone else before you believe me" I wonder why that is. We need to recognize our significant other as capable beings of intellect I suppose. It's not nice if we cant trust the opinion's of the ones that love us the most. I guess a nice card or box of chocolate is a nice way to console after the damage has been done. God bless you and your husband Michael and Janice

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/23/2012Those LipsFree verseintrospection,loss,love,k
6/26/2012Grateful FreedomRhymededication,
6/18/2012Coffee HouseFree versefood,peace,
6/18/2012A Lady TattooVerseart,
6/11/2012The Play's The ThingSonnetdedication,
6/11/2012Love LostDiminished Hexaversedeath,loss,love,life,love
11/4/2011Nature's OpusABCnature,
7/9/2011 Grateful Freedom Rhymeholiday,inspirational,tha
2/4/2011This Woman's SpiritFree verseintrospection
2/4/2011How can IFree verseloss
3/3/2010Change The MaskFree verseintrospection
1/9/2010Finding Love AgainRhymehope,introspection,love,r
1/8/2010Snow*A HaikuHaikunature
12/27/2009A Christmas AcrosticAcrosticfaith
10/28/2009Golden WingsRhymehope,naturesong,morning,s
10/20/2009The White PumpkinFree verseimagination,mystery
10/13/2009Rite of PassageFree verselove,weddingblue,
10/11/2009Love's EchosFree verselovevoice,love,me,voice,
10/11/2009Waterfall HaikuHaikunature
10/4/20092 Haiku and a SenryuHaikuhope,mystery,nature
9/20/2009BrokenI do not know?angst,depression
9/20/2009Mo Nighean DonnHaikupeace
9/20/2009Dark DesperationFree verseangst,depression
9/12/2009Rebirth and Recovery....A Poem by my husbandCouplethealth,introspection,life

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My LOVER'S EYES (Senryu Series)Senryugirlfriend-boyfriend,love
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A Prayer To Achieve.I do not know?upliftingme,me,
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