Wednesday, October 31, 2007

3 Poets Needed

There are three more spots on the third I Promise Blogroll. If you are interested in being part of a group of bloggers that pledge to read each other's work and comment on each other's blogs every Thursday, leave a comment here letting me know you want in.

Your Blog Manager,


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Read Janet Leigh Dowd

Her work is not frivilous or frilly, it carries an air of serious craftmanship. When I venture over to Poetmeister...on the road to Parnassus I know I will find thoughtfully constructed work from a poet who uses her words to wrap her readers in emotions.

Today I found this treasure on her site. Let her know what you think about

This Night's Uplifting

A Beautiful Countdown

I found this poem that I thought used a very inventive format ( counting backward from 100 with each line starting with that number) to tell its story. Head over to The Accidental Writer if you would like to read it.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tag, you are it

After taking a stop Fallen Words our poem is now at Eats Bugs. Go there if you want to be the next person to add a line.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Second Group of I Promise Poetry Blogrollers

Good news! We have now completed our second group listing.

These poets have agreed to visit each other every Thursday and leave a comment.

The Poet Within- I Promise Blogroll
K.M. Ryan
This Girl Remembers

For Rules and instructions go here.

If you want to sign up for our third blogroll, leave a comment saying so. Then you must take serious your promise to visit the people on your list once a week, preferrably Thursday.

Looking forward to seeing this work out well for all poets invovled!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Our Poetry Tag poem is still motoring along through the blogosphere! Do you think it will make it back here? It's been to The Shores of My Dreams
then it cruised on over to Aspiring Romance Writer

Next K.M Ryan jumped in and posted it at his blog.

Fox saw it and placed it on Chasing Shadows Again.

Jeremy TAGGED it and our little poem that could was posted at The Ravyn's Nest.

The next poet to spot it was Daydreamer who jumped in, adding a line, and posting it on Reality Bytes , then Christine decided to try her hand at poetry tag and our poem ended up at her site.

It flew on back to The Ravyn's Nest again, and then K.M. Ryan grabbed it and posted it at his site another time.

Will you help this poem get back home to us?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Lets see if this will work.

I am going to start a poem. The idea is for someone to post TAG in the comments. The first person who does this then takes my line and goes to thier own blog. They make a new post that reads:

It's a game of poetry tag. Be the first to post TAG in the comments. Then take these lines and add one, in a post on your own blog, along with these instructions. Whoever adds the nineteenth line then takes the poem to Poets Who Blog at and puts the whole poem in the comment section there. Each person who plays need to also mention what site you were at when you found the poem so that other bloggers can follow the breadcrumbs back to this poem. You can play more than once but not twice in a row.

Poetry Tag Poem

The sound shook his bones

2 Poets Needed

We need two more poets to sign up for the I Promise Blogroll in order to complete are second grouping.

The first group is called The Heart of a Poet. The second group will be named The Poet Within- I Promise Blogroll.

The idea is to stop by, read, and comment on the work the other poets in your blogroll every Thursday and they will do the same for you. If you want to participate, leave a comment.

Also, if you believe your blog should be listed on the regualar PWB blogroll ( because you linked here) and it is not, then leave a comment stating that fact so I can add you.

Happy Writing, everyone.

Your Blog Manager,


P.S. Did you know that november is National Blog Posting Month? Bloggers all over the world will be pledging to write one blog post a day. Are you up for that challenge?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ride the Poetry Wave

Below is a news annoucement sent in from Rob at The Writer's Island, in his own words. Please show your support to this new project.

October 22nd, 2007

There is a new project just beginning to take shape at the writing community blog, Writers Island. It is called the Poetry Wave Project. The gist is to spread the positive power of poetry into the world – to people who really need, even if for just an instant, to be put in touch with a positive or meaningful thought... to rouse their soul, and raise their spirit, for that moment in time.

Writers Island envisions the Poetry Wave rising in needful places all around our world, creating “positive momentary disruptions” where they are sorely needed – to start a ripple, which can become a wave, that could possibly help the planet, and the people and creatures who inhabit it... even in the smallest way.

The ultimate goal is, through measured and steady growth, to create a Poetry Wave of such profile, that some day many others may join in to generate a positive critical mass in our world -- a huge breaker of positive energy.

If you are interested to learn more, or to comment, come to:
The Poetry Wave

released by: Rob Kistner, Writers Island moderator

Say Hello to Group Number One

It's the inaugural week of the I Promise Poetry Blogroll and these brave souls have decided to join the first list:

Anna from Free Poems

Ario from Scribblings and Sketches

Brian from Brief Poems

Janet from Poetmeister...on the road to Parnassus

S. Thomas Summers from Lint in My Pocket

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Cruise on over to my personal blog
to see the way the blogroll you add to your site should look. Then all you do is stop by the other five poets listed each Thursday and comment on their work.


1. You do not have to gush over their work, if you don't truthfully feel that way. But kindness and respect is required.

2. You do not have to post new work each Thursday. If you get to a site and don't see a new poem, search through the achives and find one to comment on.

3. If you want to be removed from the list please let me know.

4. If you disappear for over a month you will be deleted from this blogroll.

For other poets if you would like to be added to the second group of I Promise bloggers, let me know.

I am excite to get this project underway. It is the true vision I always had for Poets Who Blog. I wanted a way to connect poets with readers who enjoyed commenting and growing relationships. I have already met some wonderful artists and friends online and hope this will allow me to meet more.

Your Blog Manager,


NOTE- Please go to the section of your blog that allows you to set how you want your comments moderated and set it so that people who are not blogspot bloggers can leave comments. (Go under Settings and then comments, set it to anyone).

Not everyone on this list is a blogspot member and you will miss getting comments from them if you do not change your settings.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The I Promise Poetry Blogroll

I offer you a whole new blogroll program. This is for people who want a more organized way to meet other poetry bloggers, recieve critism on your work, and who are willing to promise to visit the other blogs listing on your I Promise Blogroll.

Each I Promise Blogroll would list only 5 blogs. If you sign up to add an I Promise blogroll to your poetry blog then you are committing yourself to, every Thursday, stop by each blog listed. You need to leave some kind of comment on those five blogs on Thursday.

Each I Promise Blogroll will be set up by Poets Who Blog and given a name. For example, the one I will put on my personal blog will be called the:

Heart of a Poet- I Promise Blogroll.

Leave a comment if you want to sign up. If you do not visit the other poets every Thursday for more than a few weeks in a row you will be dropped from your I Promise group.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Poetry Trivia

For the fun of it here are some questions about Poetry. Do you know the answers?

1. What NFL football team was named in tribute to a poem?

2.Who is attributed with the line "A rose is a rose is a rose."?

3. In what book would you find these lines:

Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrong doing. It does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres.

Leave your answers in the comments section.


In an exciting bit of poetry news, it has been annouced that Jack Prelutsky has been named the first Children's Poet Laureate . His poems are aimed at young people and his work can sometimes be a child's first introduction to the world of poetry. He has written more than 35 books.

If you want to check out his work, read Deep in our Refridgerator or The Creature in our Classroom.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Visit The Soul and The Witness Blog

Poets Who Blog would like to offer a hearty congratulations to Soham Das for the success he has acheived with his poetry blog, The Soul and The Witness. Over one thousand visitors have now read his work and, if his comments are any indication, found, as I have, that his words connect with them in a powerful way.

Show your support by stopping by his blog and offering your take on his poetic vision. Make PWB work by supporting our blogroll.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of my Dreams

Friday, October 12, 2007


Michelle Johnson at Poefusion mentioned a poetic form in a recent post that I had never heard of. Head to her blog to read more about Paradelles.

Let us all know if you decide to write one.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Peek at Scott Clawson

I was thrilled to recieve the submission of a new poet to join the blogosphere. I think it's wonderful when poets comment or post here. It makes the site seem like more than just my sole effort.

Your Blog Manager, Sara

Cast your eyes upon the work of Scott Clawson


From across the void I travel

Oh how has time spread its wings

Distant are the footsteps of the past

Silence has become my unwitting partner

How will I ever know your touch again?

Have I forgotten how you feel?

Does the fragrance of your life elude me?

Do I stand a chance to hear the soft whisper of your voice?

Languishing through the stars I hear the faint melody

Just over the next horizon I may find you

A little farther and someday this journey will end

On the wings of despair I persevere

Driven by forces tugging on my very soul

Anguished and torn I continue this plight

An eternity I have searched

For an eternity I have loved

For an eternity I will continue on

For an eternity my love shall never wane

I will find you my love, in this eternity.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Greet our newest poets

Hopefully all the poets on our blogroll exhibit the characteristics that exemplify Poets Who Blog and support their fellow poets. In that vein, I ask that you welcome the latest poets to join our ranks:

Engtovo Bhodsvatan who posts at Engtovo's Poetry

David M Pitchford from Fringe Monkey

Sam Cha from Letters from the City

Samuel Goh Kim Eng from Motivation in Motion

If you have linked to this blog and not gotten a link back, leave me a comment stating that so I can link to you.

Remember that being on this blogroll is a promise to support poetry in the blogosphere.

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Monday, October 08, 2007

Totally Optional Prompts

Poets Who Blog is happy to assist Tiel from Knocking From Inside and Mike from Word Anger in announcing the start of thier new Poetry Thursday like project.

If you know the way Poetry Thursday worked then you will understand the concept beyond this brand new endeavor. Head on over to Totally Optional Prompts and check out their first post. Then make sure you visit them on Thursday to add your link to your poem or to read some of the poet's work who took part.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Read Brian

Are you reading Brian from Brief Poems?

Check him out. His work is as profound as it is thought provoking. He drifts in and out of every emotion from heartache to joy to lust to regret effortlessly, leaving you pondering how he can make you feel so much with one simple sentence, one meaningful line.I implore you to check this poet out.

Your Blog Manager,

Sara from The Shores of My Dreams

Monday, October 01, 2007

Would you like to be a guest columnist here? Topics could include:

What I learned by blogging my poetry.

Who inspires my work the most.

My experiences in publishing my first poetry book.

I love this poet.

I don't care about comments.

I am addicted to comments.

I'm a Writer's Island junkie. Tuesdays are my new favorite day of the week.

The first time I submitted a poem to a journal.

Well, poets, I am sure you get the idea. Submit columns to with the name of your blog and your screenname.

Edits may be asked for if content is too long or there are spelling/grammar issues. English only, please. In the subject line of your email please put Poets Who Blog.