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Thanks for visiting PoetryMadness.Com. Read and enjoy free original poems about Life’s trials, tribulations, ups and downs.

Poetry shares thoughts and feelings about daily life, past and present. Likely, you will identify with some of the poems. We all share many more things in common than not. I hope you’ll have fun reading them.

Many moons ago, I read ‘Poe’ poems. Poe’s work inspired me and I wrote poetry all night long one weekend evening (I saw the sun rise.) Some fifty years later, the urge resurfaced and I continued where I left off. I felt I truly came home, continuing like I had never stopped writing.

On this site, I wrote a few articles about poets like Poe,  Bukowski and Thoreau. I loved Bukowski’s ‘Open all night’, of which I ‘borrowed’ some of his words in my website header. My home page header says, ‘Open all day all night’. I don’t think he’d mind. It’s my way of giving tribute to him. I think he did a play on words with his own book ‘Ham on rye’. SD Salinger’s title was ‘Catcher in the rye’.

The above poets were a great influence on me as I am sure they were for so many poem writers (and, readers.) I found a photo of a bench of the ‘tramp poet’ that was apparently built to honor him. He didn’t get famous and rich or have a home with a bed to lay his head on.

Poetry comes from the heart and soul. Poetry is sometimes written by someone unknown. I give recognition and respect to all the faceless and nameless poets, here.

There are numerous articles written about book writing that might help you get started. You could be interested in writing your own ‘how to’, poetry book or a novel. Go to self publishing.

All content within PoetryMadness.Com is copyright protected. If you want to use one (or more) of my poems on your website; excerpts and links may be used, provided full and clear credit is given to ‘me’ [Steven Humphreys] and [PoetryMadness.Com] with appropriate and specific direction [by a link] to my original content page.

 

 

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