It’s been a rough week so my goals to write daily, exercise daily, etc., fell to the wayside as I just tried to get through. The Gilmore Girls helped. Electric Blankets helped. Kind words and wishes helped.
To make up for missing poetry I offer up my latest poetical campaign, created on behalf of the Southern Plains Land Trust. Today is an appropriate day for it, as it is a Haiku Valentine’s Day ecard campaign.
Take a gander please and visit upon your loves our words and pictures.
When I was a child I spent hours writing poems in journals, sometimes I would even put them to music. Somewhere in my rambling house is a series of journals filled to the brim with the least discerning poetry ever written. Some of it is good, I remember, but most of it is the kind of stuff that makes one think of Sweet Valley High novels.
Then I took a break from poetry. I learned technical wordsmithing and stepped away from the comforting world of creative writing.
Then I discovered Haiku Fridays, right here on this blog, in 2006. I spent a lot of time writing Haiku while my kids played at my feet.
Lately the poetry has been flowing again, demanding attention by waking me up in the middle of the night with fully formed verses demanding a paper and pen.
I’ve given in.
As of the first week of February I am taking a hiatus from the gallery and spending a year collaborating with a sister spoonie on a book of poetry.