*By Penny Wilson And Charles Robert Lindholm Deep asleep and dreaming The vision of your face Came to me last night With sweet lips smiling and your eyes sparkling You came to hold my hand and walk with me down memory lane I felt your touch and saw our love I can't wait until the dreams end and we can be together again Dancing with the angels where we have a never ending future to share Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson And Charles Robert Lindholm All Rights Reserved – 05-26-2021 *My Dear Friend, Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet collaborated with me on
this poem. We bounced the piece back & forth via emails until we came up with
what you see here. It was a joy to work with Chuck. I hope you enjoy our
endeavor and that you will take a moment and visit Chuck's blog too!
REBLOG: Please visit Walt’s blog to see more of his lovely poetry. This is a sample of one of his works. Please enjoy. ❤
The Poet’s Prayer I pray that my words have meaningthat they are of help to the reader that my mind always has ideasand that my pen never runs out of ink I ask the Lord Of Poetryto guide my handand to help me make suremy words have meaning I pray that He watches overmy fellow […]The Poet’s Prayer — Walt’s Writings
No, I won’t go off on a rant here. Although, that would be easy enough to do, considering the subject. But, I will spare you. 🙂
Those of you that have your work published in places other than WordPress are familiar with the need to give the publishers UNpublished work. I do have a problem with accomplishing this.
I’m not as prolific a writer as many of my friends here at WP are. I consider it a good week if I can post something here 3 or 4 times a week. But this doesn’t mean that I was necessarily write what you see here on each of those days. I share quotes or other people’s work as well.
This brings me to my point. (I hear you saying, “Finally“!) I am going to spend more time compiling some UNpublished work in order to submit for publishing. Therefore, you will not be seeing as much of my own work here.
I have been very fortunate to have had some of my poetry published online as well as in print. You can check out my Publications Page HERE if you would like to know more. But my efforts have been hit & miss.
My intention is to be more focused in that pursuit. You will still see me here. I can’t seem to stay away, even when I want to!
Thank you to all of you that follow me and put up with my sometimes rambling, nonsensical posts!
Duotrope. Have you heard of it? Do you use it? I’ve heard of it here and there but have had no experience with it.
From my understanding, they offer a Submission Tracker as well as listings of publishers. Their site says “We help you save time finding publishers or agents for your work, so you can focus on creating. Our market listings are up to date and full of information you won’t find elsewhere. We also offer submission trackers, custom searches, deadline calendars, statistical reports, and extensive interviews.”
Duotrope’s fees are inexpensive enough, $5.00 per month or $50.00 per year. I do feel that we writers get nickeled & dimed to death by everything that costs us though.
So give me your honest feedback. Is Duotrope worth it? Have you had any success with them? Or is this just another money drain?
I appreciate your input!
Thanks! Penny ❤
Maybe one of you can help me with this.
Sometimes when I insert a picture into a post, and then publish that post, I get the strange Icon you see above, rather than the picture I was trying to post.
What am I doing wrong? I thought I had this issue figured out, but obviously, I don’t.
Here we are in the month of May of 2021 already! It goes so fast, doesn’t it?
I participated in the NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writer’s Month) last month. About half way through the month, I was wondering if my decision to participate was a good one or not! I did struggle making my ‘deadline’ on several occasions, but managed to pull something out of the ‘ole grey matter just in time.
One thing that helped tremendously was that I found myself a writing buddy. An “Accountability Buddy”, if you will. Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet agreed to this. This was great! I knew I needed someone to poke me and encourage me to write Every Day! Chuck has become a Dear Friend and we write back & forth quite often. So it was pretty easy to fall into a routine where I would send him a sneak peek of what was going to post the next day and he would share with me what he had written as well. We bounced ideas off of each other and shared Writing Prompts that we found to be worthwhile. We even collaborated on one poem that we jointly put together. You can see that one HERE.
I’m really glad that I participated. It got me back into my writing groove, which has been needing a boost lately and this is just what I needed.
Another plus to participating was that I discovered a few new bloggers along the way that were also joining in on the NaPoWriMo challenge. So I have made new friends and have wonderful new posts to look forward to reading!
This is a lesson I will try to remember the next time I find myself in a writing slump. I will find myself a writing buddy! The WordPress Community has been so amazing to me, I’m sure I won’t have any trouble finding someone! Right?
Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
This pen is cursed
of that I am sure
It just won’t produce
I must find a cure
It used to give flowery prose
like honey for the Gods
Now every word is a fight
no matter how much I prod
No matter my will
my anger or plan
I cannot escape the pen
That is chained to my hand
So I am cursed to write drivel
or trash or waste
Cursed to write only
what is considered bad taste
Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson
Thank you to `M for the wonderful Prompts which can
be found HERE.
It’s nothing but
a few simple lines
They seem innocent
to the non-discerning
But to me
you have painted
for the senses
With your words
The textures and
colors come to life
into your voice
even your touch
With a few simple lines
Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson
*This was inspired by my Dear Friend Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet. His “seeds of inspiration” was all I needed to write this. Thank you, Chuck, for your kindness and encouragement. Big ‘Ole Hugs! ❤
those places in my heart the empty spaces I look beyond the clutter of today sifting yesterday's dreams those never quite formed looking to make solid what was but mist Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson