Thanks to all who've voted "Valentine's Day Every Day" to its highest rank here, as of this writing, 7th in poetry among 295,000 poetry collections at Wattpad.

Thanks too for voting my latest work, "The Light" to 17th.

What readers say about "Valentine's Day Every Day.":

"...[like] pieces of art in a gallery."

"A must read."

"Poetry defined."


In college I edited the school literary magazine and received a national award for fiction. I've since turned to poetry and haiku.

In writing poetry there are few ironclad guides. If there were, every teacher would have taught them to her students. Beyond basics, like proofreading and grammar, concentrate on a consistent tone and a genuine voice.

In addition to writing poetry I'm a trained musician, Concert Master in high school and college, I record original compositions to add to my writing here. To hear all this music follow the link below to my YouTube channel. It's free to subscribe.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxMS7O-mYT0Gxdo5cn2YZGw

Stay well and hopeful.

Jim
  • Seattle, Washington
  • JoinedSeptember 12, 2012



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A recent addition to "Absurd Haikus" It takes only seconds to read.https://www.wattpad.com/1157476825-absurd-haikus-an-autobiography-absurd-haiku-78
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