Time to take a break for Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week is taking a break for the summer. After more than three successful years that have revealed the breadth and depth of poetic talent on this poetry website on numerous occasions, we feel it might be time to refresh its format. We know that it’s been a very popular feature as a showcase for poets that use this site, and that many of you contribute to it with your comments. Thank you for all your supportive words for our Poem of the Week winners. It is planned that this feature – of selecting an outstanding poem on Write Out Loud – will return in a new form in the autumn.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 7th Aug 2019 16:31

My God, that photo looks like a beloved Bermuda beach!

I'm fine with your plans, although I'm not sure what you're fixing. Enjoy your summer.

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Belinda Sue Kiser

Mon 5th Aug 2019 20:19

Like that d.knape, brilliant. If my opinion is worth much. I think awarding good poetry in whatever form can be very gratifying. Everyone likes to think someone likes their poetry. Getting acknowledgment like this poem of the week. Makes you want to write more. Unless you're a die hard poet. Then you don't care. Some strive for this and well myself it doesn't bother me. Like raypool said, some may take offense, get their feelings hurt. It's impossible to cater to everyone's emotions. This is a hard world, not everyone is going to place nice and someone always feels deserve more, for a number of reasons. Maybe they do. I personally like fairness. Make it fair. I've been on several poetry sites if you weren't in the popular click, no one paid any attention, no matter how good they are.

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Mon 5th Aug 2019 15:21

Wise decision imo. Poetry is a subjective medium and if you get the the accolade of course it feels wonderful but then a bit like hiring a Ferrari for the day it becomes a past dream and frustrates those who feel they are in some sense worthy. Too much egotism on the site leads to self delusion.and potw encouraged that. I speak as one who knows how it feels having been delighted to receive it. I'll get my coat.


Mon 5th Aug 2019 12:16

Poem of the Week
you say is through,
now what on earth
are we to do?

Far Autumn then
till you resume,
in the meantime we
poor poets doomed!

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