where I share words that transform…
I just finished reading your concise and lamentable letter. I would like to say I am quite sorry for everything you are passing through. However, it is necessary that I remind you of my own life, my dreams and aspirations, my hope and my failures in the course of reading and selecting poems for this journal. Most times I find it difficult to say “no” to some poems. It is crazy it always happens like that. One recurring fact is that every poem is beautiful. I haven’t read a meaningless poem since I started my career as an editor. It is always fun to read every poem. Also, I always have more than a thousand poems to read and sieve. Now, the best thing to do is to read with a truthful heart, a heart tied to the originality and the powerful language of a poem. Another pivotal thing is taste. I have my own desire for a particular poem. Not that this poem is more beautiful than others, but the poem has this force of attraction, this unexplainable power that beams in its entirety. So, I would like to commend your zeal, your undaunted courage in the face of rejection. Continue to hone your skill, and never stop to revamp your poems. Don’t dare to stop sending your poems too. It matters. One day they will be accepted.