state of confusion
Yes, Gene, THIS is how it begins! Pretty soon you will find the passion of poetry to be ALL CONSUMING!!!!! Muhahahaha!
And...And...Instead of burn-out,you will have writing spurts just like you are now, followed by dry spells, frustrating days of writing dribble or not being able to conjure up a single sincere word!
And you'll need to start submitting these poems, here, there and everywhere! To online magazines, printed magazines, poetry contests, waiting, just waiting for that feedback we all need so badly!
Then the day finally arrives when you receive an email - Congradulations! We are using your poem in our next issue! Where do we send the five bucks?
But, it is a very gratifying hobby, albeit one that many nonpoets do NOT understand!
Good luck, and keep posting!