Welcome to the 4th edition of The Daily Poet, our online poetry publishing adventure and the first new poem of 2010.
We regularly publish new poems online and welcome any submissions to have your poetry published on TheMAGZine website.
I’ve been reading some of the articles in my new 2010 Poet’s Market directory and getting a bit depressed, as there is so much work to do in getting poetry published and starting a publishing company, and I haven’t been spending enough time on either lately.
But instead of letting it get me down, I’m trying to move forward and dedicate a block of time to these tasks every single day in 2010.
My first order of business is getting together a group of my more recent poems that I feel are in publishable condition and start sending them out to poetry magazines and other alternative poetry publishers.
So I’m hoping to work out some of my poems in the pages of The Daily Poet.
It’s not like anybody else is submitting poetry at this point, so I might as well publish my own, and then from here I’ll work out which ones to submit to which poetry publishing magazines, and I’ll outline the steps I take along the way.
Hopefully, I can get some of my poetry published in even the smallest magazines in 2010 if I’m lucky.
And without further delay, here is today’s edition of The Daily Poet.
There’s a box I am looking for
that holds more than its name entails,
not just jewels and precious metals,
but diamonds of the heart, hardened coals
that I’m trying to soften in our relationship,
and when I asked the elder who owns the thrift shop
she hadn’t seen one in her store for a long time
and the young woman at the decorative store
who shouted out from behind the cluster
where I couldn’t see her didn’t have any either
even though they sold wooden chests and costume jewelry,
but I’m looking for something with compartments
and secret drawers that open to hidden treasures
that can be tucked away, and silk linens that display
hanging charms and ring settings when it opens,
a sealed unit that locks securely with a key
yet is crafted finely to project its luxury from within,
complex in its structure but solid in its singularity,
something to be admired and measured on its own
where we store our gemstones and other odds and ends.
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