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Z. wrote a poem about a  man

Who sat not to write poems

But to message with the world.

She, of course, nailed it.

I did an interview for the local

Paper, The Daily Leader.

The reporter asked why I wrote.

I said to find people like me.

My poems are messages,

Put into bottles, thrown out beyond

The breakers, as far as I can.

So I have watched, waited,

For her who has fished a bottle

From the sea, at my door,

Come to return a poem to me.

© slovitt 2020
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Stormwolf

Knock knock
Open the door! I’m standing here, seaweed in my hair, carrying a bottle
Your poetry always has a personal touch that speaks to the reader.
Alison x

Ifyouplease

nice edits I still think, however, your mentioning the book title etc those lines are utterly redundant lengthening the poem unnecessarily thus losing the great sentiment compact thoughts have without this in my humble opinion pointless interval. You wrote a poem about a man Who didn’t sit to write poems, But to message with the world. You, of course, intuited correctly. I did an interview for the local Paper, THE DAILY LEADER, The reporter asked why I wrote. I said I’ve spent a lot of years Searching for people like me. My poems are messages, Put into bottles, thrown out… Read more »

Ifyouplease

a) the Daily Leader from what I see has a nice big very functional updated site at least, and I doubt that there are many local papers that bother with just internet writers called by a professor here “grafiades tou diadiktyou” “scribblers of the web” who never published their work that there isn’t a single hard copy available. the name of the paper the fact you were interviewed are more than enough but b) you could just say “for one of my books” since/and by the time let’s say a future reader reads this poem in 2145 it would then… Read more »

Ifyouplease

I did an interview for a local
Paper for my second book
The reporter asked why I wrote.

it’s more than enough.

it was an engaging poem.

you’re welcome. bye

Pronto

I enjoyed the read uncritically, accepting that’s what you wanted to express. A poem about a non-poetry writer?
Quite novel! (Pun intended) :-).

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