Walking on Water

So, I’m gradually getting back into the poetry scene. I joined and donated to the Academy of American Poets; I rejoined AllPoetry.com, and I’m re-starting the Metaphysical Poetry Society. I guess it boils down to a choice: either you’re in or you’re out.

I mean, it’s not like poetry sells. So, there’s no danger in posting your poetry in various places for free. It’s not like one is going to miss out on some kind of monetary gain. So, I figure it’s safe to put yourself out there as a poet wherever you can. Because one is either in it for the art of it, or they might as well pack up their pen and paper and go home and forget about it. Either way is a legitimate option, I suppose.

But like riding my bicycle, or my motorcycle, poetry is one of the few things that actually makes me happy. So, I think it’s worth putting both feet in the water and seeing if I can walk on it—metaphorically speaking. 😊

Trying to Build this Website

It’s funny, in a tragic way, how authors have to try so hard to have a “web presence.” I was just working on the “About Edward” page and realized I have nothing at all to say about myself. I don’t want to talk about my early childhood (except in poems), and I don’t want to talk about my work as a registered nurse, since it has little to do with me being a writer. And yet, as a writer, I’m universally unsuccessful–so there’s nothing to talk about from that perspective either. I think I was born to be unknown.