Cpat, Thanks for your answer Re: education....I need to be careful to not offend certain others here with my reply.
So, I'll only say it was desire and drive ~to know more~ that lead me to you, a poet whose work involves not only good character building and poetry writing skills, but heart and soul, (raw talent?), which I personally need to see ~and feel~ in someone's writing in order to want to learn from them.
I believe we all see differently and that is okay, but, I have to go with what is in me, and work with it. I have to have a certain kind of respect, maybe awe, for a writer in order to want to learn from them.
That probably is offensive to some, for they do have much to offer in their minds, but it doesn't work that way for me. I apologize to anyone if that attitude offends. I am sorry.
And, I honestly do not know if I have enough talent to move forward with character building...very new to me...
But, obviously, I am trying it anyway and that is why I approached you.
For me, it has to be more than technical skill, eventually. We'll see.
For the sake of all, cleaning up the -tenses- is using good English skills, something that gets put aside, for I do get involved with content, etc. I am happy it has been pointed out, like brushing your teeth and hair, before you go out, so too, are using -tenses- correctly, important before a poem is right, and I do need to study them.
Thank you for that tip as well. If I rewrite, I'll definately post it.
For me now, it is practice, practice, practice.
Thank you for time spent. I hope I didn't offend you, or anyone with my comments....
..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..