Listening to every heart
Well, you didn't say the women couldn't come in, so I did, but your title didn't say we could respond, but I am, only because your content said "Ladies, welcome" in part.
Any man who can and will write poetry may not be totally in touch with their feminine side, but he IS, IMHO, in touch with his feelings and has that unique ability to share his senses. He also perhaps has a bit of educator in himself [now here I am talking about the guys that take poetry seriously - not that they need write seriously, but that they have a purpose for writing].
Women are also historians in their writing, but personally, mine is more of the sharing kind. And the touching kind. I want my poetry to expand and expound on your thoughts and feelings, for it is only you that can turn away from them or take heed of them. Mine are only on a silver platter of offering.
Is that how you feel? Interesting topic, I will have to come back and see what others think!
~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~
When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 07-29-2000).]