Thursday, July 17, 2014

Poets - This Way

Poem of Love by blogbucket.org


The fountain of creativity
slows to a trickle
without community.

Poems lay fallow in neglected notebooks.
The pen was capped,
until the blogosphere curtains parted
and a sign indicated
"Poets - This Way".

Up and down the blogroll I galloped,
famished, delighted,
gobbling morsels of wit and wonder
that made me smile,
then sent me back to the barn
to ponder, and put pen to paper
once again.

Tentatively, I offered two or three
and, amazingly, some of you came to read,
and leave encouraging comments.

Whoa!

Instead of sitting in a book, unread,
my words were being absorbed and understood
by new close friends from far away,
who came back the next day
just to see what I might say.

The fountain was replenished.
The poems queue in my brain.
And 'thank you' is not nearly big enough to say
for the gift of writing you all have given me
simply from knowing
that you are reading
on any given day. 

-for the three year celebration of dVerse, a poets pub staffed by poets with big hearts, who speak with encouraging words. And to thank all of my readers, who gift me more than you will ever know, simply by reading, and appreciating, sharing and understanding.

40 comments:

  1. first, you really must save a dance for me at the ball tonight sherry...mix the mohawked man and the wild woman and we might just burn the place down...smiles.

    my fountain is often replenished with reading the words of others around the web...and just the small touches we make each day in each others lives...so i can def relate...

    happy thursday

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    1. Especially you Brian, thank you!

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  2. I am grateful too Sherry, for you and all the others I read who nourish my mind with poetic thoughts. So nice to celebrate with you.

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  3. I am glad you found the poetry blogosphere as a means for poetic expression and creativity, Sherry. Thank you for your poems, insights, wake up calls and support.

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  4. You speak my mind in a poem of beauty! I too needed the Sign showing the way, the stimulation and the encouragement of the readers. This poem is a gift to dVerse about dVerse with love. You rock!

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  5. Sherry, I'm so glad you are a part of this community and it's so true--the blogosphere has opened so many doors for us as poets.

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  6. i'm glad that the internet gives us a platform to share our poetry rather than having them lying around neglected in our notebooks... here's a big toast to the poetry communities around the web and to all the poets who make them so alive and welcoming... see you later sherry

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  7. So very true that without a community words would slow to a trickle. It is so nice to have the words of others to read & so nice to know people who make repeat visits. The connectivity of a community cannot be over-rated.

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  8. Oh yes... the online communities are wonderful. I like how you give a lovely tribute to your readers in this piece. :-)
    -HA

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  9. A wonderful articulation of the joy of blogging poetry, Sherry - and VERY relatable.

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  10. Ironically, in the great global scheme of things, you might be my closest neighbor; for the Net shrinks the planet, and it saturates the very air with poetry; conceived in different languages, but shared in just one; remarkable, incredible, stupendous--my gratitude feels inadequate when held up to the Love & Respect we all reciprocate.

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  11. And your words are a gift to us Sherry ~ I love how the internet brings all of us together across time & distance ~ Thank you for your lovely words as well ~ Have a wonderful week ~

    Grace

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  12. You've really captured the essence of community with this. This group is a tremendous gift.

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  13. ... and that is what it's all about; thanks for you encouraging words.

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  14. What a sweet thank you. It reminds me of my star here. This community has a gift for growing poets.

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  15. Sweet. I feel grateful for you and our poet friends that are always there :)

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  16. So very grateful to know you, Sherry and your work...and your beautiful soul. A gift...a sweet gift my friend.

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  17. A lovely poem, Sherry! You're right. The blogosphere and poetry communities are a great way to connect, inspire and be encouraged. Happy writing! :)

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  18. Thank you for your comments and providing a community Sherry. Happy Dancing !

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  19. You said it right about encouraging and supporting! Also you're doing a great job of sharing the words of other poets with community. Happy celebration!

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  20. Wonderful! Your words are so supportive-this is how it is at at d'Verse~ I must go visit the party!
    Thank you, Sherry, for being you~

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  21. lovely write... yes, it's a great feeling when people understand your writing, and the words just aren't sitting in notebooks

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  22. Sherry, I'm sure many of us can relate. Thank you for being you, for sharing your words with us and having such a big heart.

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  23. Oh SHerry, a sweeter write for this celebration could not have been written! ANd your heart is big and wide as the sky- shining through here tonight. I think the first little stanza is profound. Perhaps I could write a post or poem right around that statement...

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  24. Sherry you have been a constant delight and inspiration through these few years to me. I always love stopping by to read your work; and I always appreciate what you have to say about mine. Here's to us and many more my friend!!

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  25. The joy of writing and bloggig is this community, sharingand reading and reacting. Your poem captures this perfectly.

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  26. As always, a wonderful write! And so true…when I started my blog, I thought it was just for me…a place to write, to find out what I thought….but I have found wonderful friends who like what I like, same a me…..

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  27. I felt exactly this way when I discovered poetry blogs! Now, get out of my brain, Sherry!

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  28. you've beautifully captivated our feeling Sherry...

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  29. Love the sign - Poets- this way! wonderful and such a loving tribute to the community of poets - K

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  30. Wow..beautiful words of appreciation for Community that YES! can be so hard to find in the REAL world these days..e.g..with league Bowling going away..and other third places of human connection beyond home and work..

    The common that is shared is a beautiful thing of Poetry..to connect in deepest thoughts of heart and soul..to TRULY connect with OTHER folks!

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  31. you have said it all beautifully Sherry:)

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  32. lovely. that sign "Poets – This Way" can be very enticing and inspiring.

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  33. So appropo ...in a nutshell, you speak for all of us ....and I am grateful.

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  34. Sherry, each of us a thread in the journey of life..weaving words..reading your work has touched my soul. Thank you for all you do..

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  35. We all start off tentatively, but it is the encouragement and critique of others that hones our skills and keeps our dreams going and our pens flowing. Perfectly captured, Sherry!

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  36. I'm glad I did stop by to read Sherry, beautifully written. Good you had a great time for the ball was a wonderful celebration.

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  38. and I'm glad to have gotten to know you, too, Sherry. btw, there's a spam 'comment' above mine ~

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