Poetic Blogs

I’ve started reading the poems of my web peers, and I have learned that there is quite a few things on the web worth reading. Some time ago, I noticed that some of my fellow bloggers were kind enough to link to me — so I returned the favor by making a page for them. Now I realize that it might be interesting to list poets on the web that I recommend. This page will be updated as I want to recommend more of my competition :-).

Bomi of course gets highest recommendations She is a poet, a philosopher and a theologian… her day job is working with computers. As well as being talented, winning awards and national recognition, she’s nice (see her comments on my blog…. and so many others). Bomi has a special talent of expressing emotion in her poetry. When she paints an image with words, the reader sees and feels something.

Carolina Maine keeps a blog about poetry. She critiques poems, writes about style, and sometimes posts her own though she seems to be saving her best work for paying publication. A nice blog, though recently inactive — which is a shame because I have a lot to learn from her critical mind.

Henry is another fun poet. He is creative, has some fun visual effects, and has a clever sense of humor. The blog includes both poetry and drawings. Here’s hoping that some day they will be found in the local book store.

Dhyan comes highly recommended by Bomi who calls this writer “a genius.” With such a high recommendation, I have nothing to add, except my thanks for the introduction to a new poet.

Feanare is a photographer who writes English captions in the form of Haiku. Her work is not only creative and clever — but it is even more impressive when you realize that English is not her first language.

Raven is another photographer/poet. I will guess that Raven is a writer first, however, the combination of the two forms works very well. I highly recommend these pages.

Jerry the blogger writes in a rather mournful style. He broods and muses, and asks questions about love and trust. On my review of his blog, I could read through the whole content in a few minutes, but those minutes were not wasted.

BlahBlahblahger is a rather unique site. Here you will find a daily haiku, traditional in that it follows the seasons of the year, but less traditional because she recognizes that every day is an observation of something, somewhere. It is a clever effort… think of it as a daily calendar.

Chris “Catsman” keeps a blog that is similar to mine in content. Do philosophers wax poetic, or do poets philosophize?

Young American Poets and Young British Poets are edited literary journals. While I personally enjoy the personal aspect of seeing a person’s work all laid out, even some of the raw work — it is always good to look at what is judged as the best. I plan on sending them some of my work to see if it is good enough.

Richard Wayne Mullins is a poet (singer songwriter) that greatly influenced me. I can identify with a lot of things from his background, though I’m younger and more urban that he was. He is known for writing about faith — he is brave enough to write about doubt and when faith is difficult. Unfortunately, a fatal traffic accident forced him into early retirement. His unique and heart-filled expressions are missed.

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3 comments on “Poetic Blogs

  1. bomi says:

    :) My computer job is very fulfilling, you know!

    This is a great idea; recommending your competition… LOL. Hopefully with time and much exploration, this page will eventually run out of space and you will have granted us the wonderful opportunity to explore further poetic blogs.

    You’re much nicer, Michael! Thanks.

    • Bomi, I think someone else would be better suited for the task. Carolina Maine is the person who made me take web-poetry seriously, and it is hard for me to find a poet online that I like without seeing your avatar next to encouraging words.

      When I put my poems online, it was because my friends liked them, and I had grown accustomed to rejection from publishers. I joked to LAR that my blog was ‘Everything not fit for print’. It took me a while to take the blogsphere seriously, because I did not take myself seriously. (Needless to say, I am a little more open minded now.) I’m late enough to recognize you that I must say that instead you (plural form) found me.

      (I’m avoiding the temptation to argue the point of who is nicer with examples… but, instead, I will smile and thank you for the wonderful complement. I am quite glad you think I’m nice.)

  2. Peggy says:

    I love poetry, especially haiku. Haiku looks simple but it is the most difficult way to arrange words and express a thought and paint a picture. I love haiku. I try it, knowing fullwell I do not succeed, but it pleases me to make the attempt. When it is a good attempt it gives the same exhausted sense of victory after completing a satisfactory painting. Quite an elevation of spirit.
    Haiku in English must seem clumsy to a Japanese haiku writer. I would like to be able to write in that language but now it is not possible, so I will stay with my mother tongue and hope to be satisfied.

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