Do you write poetry? what kinds of topics do you write about?

@ariana99 (116)
United States
October 29, 2006 11:16am CST
Hello. I am a self published poet, and I have been writing since I was 9. I am 25 now. I have even started a poetry club in my hometown area. Do you write poetry? What kinds of things do you like to write about? feel free to share your poetry website. Mine is www.arianacherry.biz
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5 responses
• United States
29 Oct 06
I love to write, especially poetry. I write about my feelings mostly...sometimes I just start writing and see what comes out
@ariana99 (116)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for replying. I also love to write. Usually about anything in life inspires me to write....It's amazing the little things that trigger you to write.
@HARLANA (96)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I like to write poetry mainly about my life experiences both good and bad. I was just saying today to myself I've got to get back into my writings. Some of mine I already put a copyright on by sending my work to the copyright office in D.C.
@ariana99 (116)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for reply. As i said above, life inspires me to write. .... Thats a good idea to put a copyright on your poems too :) If you are ever looking to self publish, try www.lulu.com. You can publish your own book there and just pay for the number of copies of your book that you want :)
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• United States
29 Oct 06
A plus for you for that website and I will check it out thanks!
• United States
29 Oct 06
I also keep a journal and have for two years this month and hoepfully one day it will be lucky enough to be read and written about when I'm gone.
@HARLANA (96)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for telling me about lulu.com. I just signed up now I'm working on my material. I hate the fact that most of it is in my storage space back in Illinois so I have to work with what I can remember off the top of my head as well as write new stuff but thanks a million. Can I ask not monetary but have you been successful with the sales of your book?
@ariana99 (116)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Hi :) Glad you checked out Lulu.com. Actually with my first book, I purchased the distribution plan where it would be listed at Amazon and Barnes and Nobles, and I've sold a few on retail. When you publish at Lulu.com your books are always available for sale. I think it's all about how you market yourself. You can make a website and put your lulu links on it or get business cards with your link on it. When you publish on lulu, you automatically get your own little online store that lists your books that you publish it. Thats one of the only downsides of self publishing--you have to market most of your stuff yourself--BUT you do get total control over your book and how you want it to look..and purchase as many copies as you want to resell or offer your local bookstores :)... You might even want to try a book signing once its all over too :) Just some ideas.. Good luck! :) Ariana
@Jerrybbb (67)
14 Sep 08
I have never written any peotry,I have always thought about it and should have a go reallt and see it as a new challenge,we all have the potential to write poetry but its putting it into action isnt it.There are some great poets around and I admire W H Auden as a greeat modern poet,then Rudyard Kipling comes next in line with his great poem entitled `If`.a poem he wrote in memory of his son Jack.I will take apeep at your link and see what type and kind of peotry you like to write ,there is some peotry that is so deep it only has a meaning to the poet thenselves and others would struggle to comprehend.
• Canada
14 Sep 08
if i had my druthers i'd druther be a bird, to fly so high up in the sky would rather be absurd, i flit and fly high in the sky, on strength of wind and wings and swoop and dash to catch my meal while all the fellows sing. my family is waiting, a branch upon a tree, as soon as i am full with food i'll bring it home to three.to wish and want to be a bird is really quite confounding, but just the thought of flying high, would, really be astounding. {john rothwell (1972)} i have others if you would like