Thought-provoking post, Dave.
Early on, I decided to not fret about things I cannot control, and the undetected use of my work is one of those things. I don’t want to spend energy trying to detect such use, either.
But what intrigues me more is your idea of open-source, collaborative poetry. I love it when a poem dance begins on my blog — it’s always spontaneous, and always delightful.
I don’t know what Poetry Thursday is going to evolve into — but maybe it will be something along these lines.