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A 1000 hit poem
by Henry Burt Stevens

Friday, October 14, 2005
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Why is a great place for a writer to be today, and why poets and writers are the people to write with and for. My thanks to the company, in both meanings of the word-corporate and friends. ........s/henry

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.

s/ henry

My wish
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 enter Henry Burt Stevens in the search box. 11 minute video.Thank you, Henry

After notes.

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 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 s/henry




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Reviewed by Jennave Coz 7/12/2007
Thank you! For giving us that honesty, And congrats on reaching such a place,Jen
Reviewed by F William Broome 10/15/2005
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.

- Bill
Reviewed by jude forese 10/14/2005
excellent poem, Henry ... sometimes chaos is good ;)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/14/2005
Congratz Henry..yip I know the of my own is growing aswell..has more than 800 hits already!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/14/2005
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 10/14/2005
This is quite a feat Henry! Congratulations! Well deserved!

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/14/2005

"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) 10/14/2005
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..
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