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I haven't shared any poems on the blog because my publisher this time wants the poems to be all unpublished- so here's to a new writing spree-I'm approaching the 40 poem mark need to read 60...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