Keep in mind this is just my opinion, and it's not worth a whole heck of a lot. This is a huge site, when you sit down and think about it. There is no way that I could possibly comment on each poem that is written on here by each author.
I know when I came here I was much more active than I am now, and my life, my real life, didn't seem to leave the ground much.
I like soaring in the real world. I like the real time moments that touch me, that move me. I also love the written word. I like to read, and understand. I like to let the verse caress, tug, slap, hurt, pinch, or just plain knock me out. If it does none of those things, what I post to that work would be nothing but a platitude anyway.
Most people will comment to what moves them. Different verse moves different people.
I've noticed that when it comes to my own work, from time to time someone new will post to it, but it is mostly those same people who appear to find something in my words that touches them in some way.
I'm not really sure what the outcome of this post will be, except to make others perhaps spend more time reading something they may not relate to, and then post a few words that really mean very litte to the writer anyway, since they have now been called to our attention.
Maybe it's just me, and I'm being a real witch here, I just know if no one responded to my work, I really wouldn't want anyone to post a message about it, because then, if others did begin to respond, I'd wonder if it was from the heart, if I'd really touched them in some way, or if they were just doing it because it was called to their attention that they were not.
[This message has been edited by WhiteRose (05-27-2003 11:52 PM).]