Listening to every heart
Adding my two cents here...
First I was sick, then on vacation, then sick again. You can imagine that in a week's time, I lost a lot of reading. I came back to hundreds of new names - so KUDOS, Ron, on the successes you have garnered. And while some of the works of the newer poets I have read seem to suffer in substance, there is a lot of new, really good stuff.
I have not posted anything myself in some time. I am guilty [early on] of multiple postings myself: I was so hungry to see what responses I would garner - if anyone felt I was "good enough" to pursue this love of poetry.
I don't know if any of the above will work with new members, other than having the computer read and limit any and all members to one posting a day in any forum. This will frustrate some members and they will leave. Others who are passionate in their work and have formed wonderful alliances here will understand and stay. This will weed out the true poets from the wannabes.
I have [although not in New Years Resolution Form] decided that I need to work more on my poetry before posting. I need to spend more time on perfecting the words so that the art of the piece will sing at a higher level. That's my contribution to "less posting, more reading, and harder working at the art I love."
A belated HNY to everyone.
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow