A 1000 hit poem
by Henry Burt Stevens
Friday, October 14, 2005
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A 1000 hit poem
"My wish" poem was a climber from the start. But I've watched other poems start fast and then stall out. So I've been both surprised and pleased to watch "My wish" keep climbing till it passes 1,000 hits today, October 14, 2005. My first 1,000 hit poem. (1004 7:13 EDT USA)
When I started paying attention to my poetry my initial approach was to learn more about craft. Not wasted time. But I also started looking at poetry as a market, and what I found was that there are two broad catagories, which I called the English Dept and the Street Corner. I picked the Street Corner.
The second finding was that I could speak my mind with poetry much easier than I could using prose. Personally, poetry has been a big help to me to sort out some of the tangle of my mind. I said it and I felt better afterwards.
"My wish" is exactly that kind of a poem.
by Henry Burt Stevens
my wish: to only build
sandcastles in readers'
minds, maybe their hearts
my poetry is free, only
air mixed with vibrations
wafting the ears
playing briefly with their
minds and looking for
a smile, a nod, perhaps a wink
other poets can have
the contests heaping glory
and riches on the winners
the fine literary publications
prestigious reading exposure
writers' retreats and summer camps
leave me the internet
the new Google Video, unlimited
poem sharing and chaos.
My video, Top 13Video, is now posted on Google Video. Go to http://video.google.com enter Henry Burt Stevens in the search box. 11 minute video.Thank you, Henry
Over 500 Hits
Today two of my postings will break through 500 hits each. One is a poem, "My wish." The other is an article, "Brothers and Sisters." I am very happy about this for two reasons. First, because of all the material I have up on AuthorsDen.com these have been reader selected as being the most important. Secondly, the ideas expressed by each of these pieces are an expression of my way of doing things-my ideas of what I should be doing-my ideas of how I do my business and how I live my life. In both pieces I speak my mind openly and sincerely. Thank you readers of AuthorsDen.com. s/henry
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|Reviewed by Jennave Coz
|Thank you! For giving us that honesty, And congrats on reaching such a place,Jen|
|Reviewed by F William Broome
|CONGRATS! Glad you've reach the mark of a GRAND!
I keep taking off those with fewer and fewer hits,
but I still know when a work of mine is good, and
I'm sure you have other ways of knowing which of
yours are the better ones.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|excellent poem, Henry ... sometimes chaos is good ;)|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Congratz Henry..yip I know the feeling....one of my own is growing aswell..has more than 800 hits already!!
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Complete Congratulations on the 1000 and 500 hit poems, your writing says it all. Many more to come I have no doubt.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|This is quite a feat Henry! Congratulations! Well deserved!
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
"A 1000 hit poem" duly completed by the privileged ones that read
"My wish", which flows beautifully. Its message is a wise one
and touches the mind and heart.
Thank You for sharing Your news, art and heart, and for making
The American Fine Letters glow.
I salute, You, Sublime Poet!
In gratitude and reverent admiration.
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Nice one. LOL Just looked at my stats. My highest hit is over 3450. Funny thing it's not really a poem. Our eskimo ladies..I think it was..
All good fun..