Joined: Apr 2021

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Dread   Junior Editor

I remember reading 'The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner' and 'The Albatross' in high-school English/Literature class. I didn't develop a real interest in poetry though until the early 1970s, and that's when I started writing. I'm not exactly prolific, and have always written only when I really felt like it.

Submitted Poems 3 total


Somewhere between fantasy,
  And cold as a stone,
In darkness I dwell,
  With my thoughts all alone.

This Darkness foreboding,
  Born of thought that we share,
Full of pleasures forbidden,
  Doth flesh and fancy...

by A. Dale Ambers

added by Dread
1 year ago

An Introspective Journey

The doors of chance are closing fast,
  Time of choice will soon be past.
Decisions made are set forever,
  Retracing paths will happen...

by A. Dale Ambers

added by Dread
1 year ago

Allure of a Snare

Many things are given voice,
Perhaps at times there is no choice.
When lips are loose and heart strings tight,
Words will spill into the...

by A. Dale Ambers

added by Dread
1 year ago

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Latest Comments: 3 total

I think writing poetry is an effort to express something that's otherwise difficult to express. For a lot of people those things are too tedious so are ignored to whatever extent possible. If you're young and not ignoring those inclinations that's a good thing. 

9 months ago

I'm not sure why, but some places for poetry don't want you to post your work. Perhaps they just want people to talk about poetry. I had joined the old poetry.com about 20 years ago and it was always post-friendly. I've only bothered to have one of mine published and it was in poetry.com's publication in print and poetry read aloud. You should have a good experience here. 

1 year ago

I wasn't aware that poetry.com had went by the way-side until I got an email invitation from this resurrected version. The classic poets are all good, and I'd be hard-pressed to list more than a very few as favorites. Among those would be Poe, Shakespeare, Browning, Dickens....I also admire the writing of Khalil Gibran. 

1 year ago


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