Tuesday, February 20, 2007

An Epiphany

I do my best thinking in the shower, or while trying to sleep or driving with my music blasting. All places that I do not have the ability to write.

So last night, I am laying in bed....thinking about general stuff and then the thought crosses my mind. How fun would it be to have a place where all the people that I blog with could have a place to display their poetry, and read others poems. There seem to be many people in our little blogger hood that love to read and write poetry.

So I created a spot called A Poets Corner for anyone who would like to share their poetry or short stories.

The way I am setting it up, anyone who wants to contribute would get their own label, so someone could click on a name and bring up every poem that person has contributed.

I will have you email the poems to me, with any information you want about who wrote it, when and anything else you want mentioned.

This is for everyone, anyone from Wizened Wizard (who writes beautiful poetry like a pro) to someone like me who is new at it. If you wanted to post as anonymous that is fine too, just note it in the email to me.

Please respond and let me know if this is something that you would be interested in...I thought this would be cool, as I love to go back and read peoples poems, but sometimes it is hard to locate them. If everyone thinks this is a big dorky idea...let me know and I will keep all future Epiphany's to myself...lol

Obviously I am a huge believer in free speech, so they only things I refuse to post are poems/stories that are racial or judgemental against other people...etc.

If you are interested...email me your poems/stories to bardouble29@sbcglobal.net

20 comments:

Dorky Dad said...

I'm not very good
At writing much poetry
But I do like cheese

bardouble29 said...

lol, thanks...maybe we will have to have a cheese corner, or does that just make you cheesy?

Jay said...

That sounds like a pretty cool idea. I'm not any good at poetry, but I'll be sure to visit and read everybody else's.

Em said...

Barb, I am so NOT a poet! But I will certainly read what gets posted. And I'm most impressed with your idea to create this sort of centralized posting place. Sure, we can go to various blogs and read things, but pulling it all together not only makes it easier to read, but also helps each of us discover other bloggers that we might not find otherwise. In fact, this is what excites me about the internet these days, the ability for us to create and cross-link information for each other.

Great idea!!

bardouble29 said...

Jay- You could always try a poem, you might surprise yourself....

Em - you read my mind. I want to create an area that connects people and writers. I think it could be a ton of fun!

JR's Thumbprints said...

I'm not into the whole poetry scene. I only like the confessional poets such as Plath and Sexton. How about posting flash fiction too?

bardouble29 said...

Jr - If you want me to post something, email me... I am not opposed to posting what ever people want to share.

Anne said...

That sounds like a fun idea. I don't write poetry that often, but I would read it.

susan said...

Fun idea. I would most likely come to read it, but anything I write tends towards the roses are red, violets are blue sorts...

singleton said...

Oh! I so want to go there!

captain corky said...

Great idea! I've written a couple and I might even gather up the courage to submit them to you someday.

bardouble29 said...

Anne- I do hope you come by and read often.

Susan - We like the "roses are red" kind of poems too...

Singleton- I hope you do!

Corky - I really hope you will share them.

Craig D said...

Unless you consider snide comments to be a form of poetry, I'm afraid I won't be able to contribute.

(Awesome haikku, double-d!)

Baron Ectar said...

I am so excited that you did this and I cant wait to read them from everyone! I am no poet and I know it - but I do help my bro out sometimes in the early morning hours so maybe there will be a hint of Baron in some of his stuff!

I think alot while driving and the shower seems to be my best confessional now a days - maybe we should start caring a little tape recorder and speaking our thoughts!

Echo said...

Bar! I would LOVE to be a contributer! I am emailing you right now! Echo.

Wizened Wizard said...

I think maybe we should all just have a shower site where we might all create poetry together...
: O

Seriously, BD, you flatter me. My poems are truly few and far between, and not always "there" when I try to write them. I've read some very good poems on sites around the bloggerhood. A community site might be a very nice thing if people aren't too shy to post their work. I think if you post some of your poems and invite others to add theirs, maybe that would get the ball rolling.

Of course the other stumbling block is time... So many blogs, so little time...

RockDog said...

I do my best thinking during, uh, intimate times. My wife hates it becuase sometimes I stop to write it down in my notepad...

bardouble29 said...

Rockdog - Just get a voice recorder, it would keep you from having to stop mid-action!

skinnylittleblonde said...
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skinnylittleblonde said...

HUH! I though I left a comment here a few days ago...perhaps i should change my moniker to ditzy little blonde.

I think it is a great idea! I don't write poetry much :) I usually do that when contemplative & sad...it pulls me through. LOL, but I would be willing to subject myself to reading others and perhaps sharing part of my dark past. ;)