It has come to my attention that this is the best blog for poetry writers, however there hasn't been much participation. There are plenty of members, but not enough comments. I don't understand how there can be a lack of enthusiasm about writing, when the world around us is in dire need of poetry. It is up to you to be the world or the poet of the world - to be the world its eyes, who it turns for and needs.
Ezra Pound would have a fit if he saw us not engaged - he would call us lazy and not worth a damn. I know this, because I've grown to know him. Yeats, Eliot, Bernstein, Lowell, Coleridge were students, who did not shy at criticism, who were not afraid to be heard - this willingness, this ability to shun fear allowed them to be free and only encouraged their talents to write poetry.