Saturday, 21 January 2012

Month of Poetry

Last year I joined Kathryn Apel's site for a whole month of writing one poem each day for the month of January.  And this year I joined again.

I need to write many poems for my next collection- this is just the impetus I need.  To date I have written every day- although not every day has resulted in a workable poem but most days have unearthed treasure, and some days two poems have emerged.

I've gone back to some of my writing journals over the years, to see if I can rework that initial spark that set pen to paper; looked over my considerable supply of articles and ideas about writing poetry and the magic of disciplined writing has emerged.

Sometimes it amazes me that over the years, a thread of an idea keeps surfacing in different guises until I conquer it in a poem that satisfies me.

I haven't shared any poems on the blog because my publisher this time wants the poems to be all unpublished- so here's to a new writing spree-I'm approaching the 40 poem mark need to read 60...

I'm hoping my hard work will result in my third collection with Walker.  More poems for my grandchildren to read!

And a huge thanks to Kat!!


tjoyy said...

what a fantastic fresh way to start the year!

Rochelle said...

Look at baby Mads!! Even at that age she loved listening to your poems :)

Inspirational dedication & achievement - I'm impressed :)


Karen Tyrrell said...

Congratulations Lorraine with your awesome goal of writing a poem every day.You are well on your way to reaching your amazing goal of 60.

PS Love the photo of your grandchild "listening" to your poems too!

jen storer said...

Good for you, Lorraine. I have no doubt you will reach your goal and then some... jxx

Life's a poem said...

Thanks Karen and Jen- yes once in the grove the poetry begins to collect like nectar- thanks TJ and Rochelle for the support.