How to publish your poems at Wikinut?

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 24th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ujiealf/
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There are many new poets who have joined Wikinut recently. Some of these poets are very enthusiastic and they post many poems on a single Wikinut page. Though the poems are very good, they won't attract appreciation.

Why?
Here is my answer on how to publish your poetry.

All poets! Welcome to Wikinut!

I love poetry. So I enjoy reading your expressions in poems. A poet's expression touches my heart. There's always something special in any poem.

There's no best poem according to me. There can be only an expression that touches your heart!

There can be words that have no meaning literally, but the same words can express many different thoughts when written in a poem.

Poetry evolves from thinking and writing differently. A poem evolves when you want to tell the world what's going on in your mind. It's an expression of what you've experienced.

A sentence may look so mundane but it may contain an experience of a troubled individual or joyful soul.

Someone may say, "Hey, what's there in that rubbish?". But won't just throw away any expression of any poet. There would be a meaning in any expression if you look at it from the view point of the poet.

If you can't judge the view point of the poet, you can very well look at it from your own view point and find a meaning in it.

Poetry is not just rhyme and meter.

Poetry is not just rhyme and meter.

All that rhymes is not a poem. This is as true as " all that glitters is not gold."

Modern poetry is a genre that has given all the freedom to a poet. In fact, every emotional expression written in prose can be composed as a free verse poem.

When you want say something, say it straight and write a rough draft. Never bother about the rhyme and meter. Then a real poem take a shape as you edit it until you're satisfied.

Sometimes, you really don't feel to edit it, so if you're satisfied you can leave it as such. But always keep in mind that there are always some readers who would want to read and enjoy your poetry. In that case, you have to be a bit careful to see that your poem sounds great to an extent possible to you.

Always you're the master of your poem. You can edit it as it pleases you, but always put an effort to impress the readers.

Go through the draft and edit it adding adjectives and adverbs according to the mood of your mind. As you churn out new thoughts in the editing process, you can add more matter to the poem to sound it appealing to your readers.

If you're able to add rhyme and meter, it's up to you to write in that style. But never insert rhyme words for the sake of making the poem just rhyme. Rhyme doesn't always make a good poem.

How to publish your poems at Wikinut?

When you write poems you're excited to share them with others.

We know that poetry won't sell that easily. Or rather, can I say you can't show the world that you're really a poet. Because people enjoy poetry but they won'y generally appreciate openly.

Some of the wikinut poets have already have their blogs full of poems. Their expressions are wonderful, as they're amazingly creative.

I too write poetry, but I wanted to put my poems into many pages at Wikinut and I did it that way.

So I share with you my experience.

Please don't put so many poems on a single page. People won't read many poems at a go. So you won't get many page views. And as a result you won't get many comments.

I suggest:
You post not more than three poems on a page if they are small. If the page has less than 300 words, you can't publish it.

Better add some images on your page. You can add images to your page from Wikimedia Commons and acknowledge them.

If you have posted more than three poems on a single page, better delete that page or edit it to contain only three poems. Take out other poems and post on new pages, so that you'll have more pages to your credit.

Meanwhile, be active and go on commenting on others' pages. When you do this you'll get good appreciation on your pages and you'll gain many friends and many views.

Some references to Wikinut poets

When you want to publish your poems at Wikinut, first read some the pages of these poets (alphabetically listed) to know how they have made Wikinut a place for great poetry.

Buzz
Delicia Powers

Giorgio Ouranos

Ivyevelyn

Mikey.

pinkscarf_insomniac

rama devi nina
Songbird

You can go to the poems of many more poets from here: My Wikinut Poets.

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author avatar Don Rothra
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Nice work.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Thank you Don Rothra.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Interesting! thank you...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you cnwriter.
I like your poetry.

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author avatar jotomy
24th Mar 2012 (#)

good suggestion. Thank you

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author avatar Tess Irons
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Good advice, Rathna. Thanks for writing this.

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author avatar sandy72300
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Very good read. Two thumbs up!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Rathnasikamani thank you for this outstanding advice. I too have been amazed by the great talent of new poetry we have been blessed with here on Wikinut.Your beautiful thoughts on poetry and your beautiful poetry itself are gifts I cherish wonderful advice...thank you too Rathnashikamani for including my name in such honored company ... I am grateful, and so very deeply touched...

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author avatar Buzz
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks, dear friend, for this article and tips.

You're an exemplary friend and a selfless human being.

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author avatar richardpeeej
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Some very good tips here Rathna my friend and you have highlighted some great poets as examples...A well deserved star page my friend

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Excellent points in regards to writing poetry.

Three poems is plenty per page.

ALWAYS tag with at least 6 tags, two of which should be : Poem, Poetry.

Poetry does not pay well, sadly it is not something many people look for, but it is a wonderful expression of life's journey.

As Rath said, use pictures from Wikimedia Commons - morguefile.com is also safe. Bing and Google images should NOT be used.

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author avatar Retired
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Bravo on your star, Rathnaji.

While it is very true that rhyme does not always make a good poem, I do disagree with some of what you say here--poetry can be rhymed and metered and still be great poetry.

Personally, I like to compile 'poetic essays' where a number of poems are linked together to explore different aspects of a single theme thread. I do not mind if less people read such pages. :)

Offering a different perspective...while I also agree with much of what you say--and it is well said, too.

Namaste and Divine Light- rd

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Sounds like good advice.

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author avatar Ibolya Lőrincz
24th Mar 2012 (#)

Thanks for your advice, Rathna, I can always learn something important from you.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
25th Mar 2012 (#)

Good observation, suggestions and ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
25th Mar 2012 (#)

poetry...I'm not good at it....thanks for the ideas my friend

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author avatar Denise O
27th Mar 2012 (#)

Great advice for all our poets we are so lucky to have here on wikinut. Well done! Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Val Mills
30th Mar 2012 (#)

This is such good advice. In order to meet the 300 words when publishing poetry, why not write an introduction and maybe a summing up or thoughtful statement at the end. I hope all new poets hee read your advice.

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author avatar Fire Diamond Light
30th Mar 2012 (#)

thank you for your advise.... i will fine tune mine...love & joy <3

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
31st Mar 2012 (#)

Rathnashikamani: You always encourage me. Thank you for this page.
Love, Ivyevelyn.

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author avatar Maurice G
2nd Apr 2012 (#)

Very sound advice, thank you

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author avatar Judy Ellen
10th Apr 2012 (#)

I too want to thank you for this very good advice! I am sure that I can learn something from you.

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author avatar 7979barb
12th Apr 2012 (#)

thanks for the wonderful advice. I will follow your advice. thanks again.

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author avatar Noreen Ann Snyder
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing and the good advice and tips. I am a poet, too and new on Wikinuts. Have a great night!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
19th Apr 2012 (#)

Great tips and good of you to showcase some of the deserving poets among us. Good to pay attention to Mr. Mark G Brown's advice to whom I can attribute most of my star pages to. Thanks again.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
31st May 2012 (#)

I am visiting this page again to try to find out why most of my poems don't get a star. I have seen other writers only put one small poem (not even 50 words) on a page and get a Star! I always thought that Wikinut wanted at least 300 words so that is why I usually try to put at least 3 poems on a page. I also try to find a picture for each poem! Still I don't get a Star! Yet, some people write a very small poem and get a star! Thanks again for this information! Great advice!!

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author avatar lene21
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for the good information. I'm new to wikinut and so far have only published poetry. I will be taking your advice so thank you again :)

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author avatar John Kolyav
12th Oct 2012 (#)

Informative. Thanks.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
30th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you for your helpful advise . I am new to computing , but I am learning a little every day .

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author avatar Eileen Ward Birch
22nd May 2013 (#)

I do agree that poems with forced rhymes are not always as good.
Do pictures count towards word count?

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author avatar Retired
24th May 2013 (#)

nice tips, thanks

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author avatar Musfiq us shaleheen
10th Jun 2014 (#)

thanks for sharing tips..

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