Self-Published And Proud: Support, Criticism, Indifference

 

What was a vanity,

A no-no, self-indulgent,

Now a cause for those whose poetry

Needs simply to come out, lived in,

In ways it never could: no coterie

Of dilettantes the following,

Awaiting compliments from Woolf and company.

 

Sometimes for family ā€“

Handy, cheap, available;

Purchasing ten copies.

 

Sometimes for sale,

Remuneration goal,

Originating mostly

Unalloyed by money,

Where identity is bared

To teach, to share in fantasy, its intimacy.

 

No longer out of reach,

The times are good for the creative batch [of]

Souls

Who need to paint the whole

Darned world with syllable.

 

Self-Published [And] Proud 3.13.2016

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Our Times, Our Culture II;

Arlene Corwin

 

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