I did it. Thirty poems in thirty days. I don’t think I will change to much when I go back to revise them. Even though some were rushed (I tried to write them before a certain time in the morning to keep my posts consistent), they did benefit from the time constraint.
I’m not happy with how I set up my poem page, so my next task is to put them all into a book. Looking back, I should have done that as I went along. let me know if you would like a copy.
What’s that? Do I have a favorite? I can’t say that I do.
I didn’t read as many posts this month but here are a few you should visit:
Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – #Music Monday: So Many Genres by Leon Stevens – Sally has a great following of engaged readers. Thanks again, Sally.
To embark on my next challenge:
Poetry Prompt from NaNoPoWriMo: Don’t write a poem today.
Wait. I have one more:
Mom Sometimes we didn’t see eye to eye Except for the year I was as tall as you It was long ago in years And since then I’ve grown It’s true Your experience I oft ignored Thinking I knew better Not true I realized You will always see and do More than me Without your love I wouldn’t be…here I apologize for any grief As a no-it-all teen Or caused by my stupidity Looking back on all that time The trips we took The glasses of wine Some of the best time spent Oddly when it didn’t seem The next room they can hear us bitchin’ Sharing what we think is best You and I fighting in the kitchen Happy Birthday, Mom.
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.