Poets Matter

Dear Friends and Followers,

Thank you for your responses to my post “Visibility for Poets.” Poets matter, not just during National Poetry Month which comes every April. We would agree that if everyone read and wrote poetry, it would be a kinder world. Especially if we all wrote haiku.

We must encourage people through our work to tap into their inner selves. When we begin caring about ourselves, we also feel a kinship with others and we understand their struggles, too.

Poetry is for everyone. Let us all strive to be better poets, studying our art to master it.

Best Wishes,

Charlotte Digregorio

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Daily Haiku, July 28, 2015

thunderclap
the angel cake

collapses


by Susan Delphine Delaney

http://susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com


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Visibility for Poets

Dear Friends and Followers,

Just a quick note to  remind you to not only read poetry, but to be in touch with poets. In my posts of The Daily Haiku, I try to include the Featured Poet’s website address or the title of one of his/her books. I do this so you can connect with featured poets, look them  up and email them, if they have a website. Or simply delve further online into their work.

Sadly, the average poet will not likely be able to earn a living from his/her art in my generation. Sure, teachers teach and have a steady income, some of them who are poets. But to think that one can primarily be a poet and earn a living is mostly far-fetched now. That doesn’t mean poets can’t be visible and connect with each other. And, networking is not only such a large part of advancement for the poet, but it does a lot to advance the field by getting the word out about the benefits of reading and writing poetry.

Since there is a need for information, writers of non-fiction get a  lot of exposure. And, think of mystery writers and  romance writers. They get their fair share of visibility, too. Perhaps poets are among the type of writers who get the least publicity. Some people have the idea that anyone can write poetry, even if they sit around in front of the television set and scribble. So, poetry sometimes has a not so favorable reputation with the general public.

Support poets by reading their work online! We are large in number, and together we offer something for everyone. When you think about it, poets are mighty!

Copyright 2015 by Charlotte Digregorio.

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Daily Haiku, July 27, 2015

Labor Day –
scraping mold off
government cheese


by Curtis Dunlap
http://www.curtisdunlap.com

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Daily Haiku, July 26, 2015

weaving clouds. . .

a koi leaves the moon

behind

by Don Baird, Author of Haiku -–the Interior and Exterior of Being

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Daily Haiku, July 25, 2015

home hospice
a prairie sky
at the window

by Dan Schwerin, Author of Ors

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Daily Haiku, July 24, 2015

bang, bang
dead, dead
night after night


                                                 by Jeffrey Winke, Author of That Smirking Face

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