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David J Delaney

Who's a happy boy then!

Post by David J Delaney » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:22 am

G'day all, I received this email yesterday, I had actually forgot I sent it to them & as far as I know 'Cowboy poetry' is a hard group to have one's poem published on their site/magazine & they are very particular who they publish, so, yes! I'm pretty wrapted :D :D

The poem in question is at ABPA Members Poetry, page 7, commended poem (Click on link to view)

From: Poems/CowboyPoetry.com [mailto:poems@cowboypoetry.com]
Sent: Thursday, 13 January 2011 8:25 AM
To: Cairns
Subject: Re: Poetry submission

We apologize for taking a while to get back to you. We try to make sure
each poem gets serious consideration.

We'll be pleased to accept your poem “Old Life Dreams”.

Please confirm that you are the original author of the poem.

We invite you to send some information about yourself (a short bio) and
email a photo if you like. You can send the photo by attachment.

If you want to say anything about what inspired you to write this poem,
we're interested. We often like to include comments when we post a poem.

Please respond to this email when you are ready for your poem to be posted.

Then, we'll get your poem posted in the next while, and once posted we'll
mention it in our Poems section on our front news page:

We look forward to having you as a part of it all here at the BAR-D.

Cowboy Poetry at the BAR-D Ranch

Preserving and celebrating the arts and life
of rural communities and the real working West

Cowboy poetry team.
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Reason: Added link to Dave's poem, as forum ages, page will change

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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Maureen K Clifford » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:33 am

Yee hah - Ride em cowboy

Applause :lol: :lol: Good on you Dave that is beaut - well done


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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Heather » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:47 am

Good for you Dave! I remember the poem. It's obviously a winner.

Heather :)
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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by David J Delaney » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:55 am

Thank you so much everyone.

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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Irene » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:39 am

Congratulations DAve- well deserved!!!!

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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Terry » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:25 pm

Congratulations David,
Wish the Aussie cricket team could score as well as you mate - keep it up David.

Cheers Terry


Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by warooa » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:55 am

Onya Cowboy Dave . . it is one of your best poems I reckon too.


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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Neville Briggs » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:15 pm

Good on ya Dave. Be careful consorting with those Yanks or they'll have you as one of their buddies and Manfred will not be pleased.

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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by Zondrae » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:38 am

Well done Dave,

I can see how you pursue every avenue to be a great ambassador of the "Bush Poetry" genre. For this I thank you. Well done in your latest success, which you so richly deserve. You spend the time and sweat over the writing, but still you don't sit back, you go out there and follow up. Good on you!

All Promotion of our craft is both good for the individual and the whole group.
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Re: Who's a happy boy then!

Post by David J Delaney » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:17 pm

Thank you Irene, Terry, Marty, Neville & Zondrae, much appreciated & Zondrae, wait untill you see what I wrote about the ABPA mob in my small bio I sent to them. :shock: :shock:

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