Sunday, January 31, 2010
At the beginning of January I set out to complete thirty one poems; I knew that they would only be at first draft stage so I wasn't expecting brilliance, just the start of some poems that might turn into something good when I come to redraft and edit during February.
It's been hard work at times and I'm eternally grateful to three forms in particular which helped me to stick to my resolution even when I was short on time: cinquain; haiku (of course); and it's nature free cousin the senryu. I'm looking forward to taking a well earned rest and spending a little more time with my husband in the evenings... between my resolution (and the facebook group I set up to make sure I stuck to it) and celebrity big brother there has been little time for conversation.
I managed to write thirty two poems in the end and at the moment I'm feeling quite proud of myself - but we'll see if that feeling lasts when I come to reread and complete my poems! I hope so. (www.deseeded.blogspot.com)
This is the last poem...