Saturday, November 30, 2013

When Patsy knits, she places a ball of yarn in a pottery knitting bowl, casts on and trusts the bowl to continue feeding her the yarn she needs when she needs it.  Not a bad example for me (who knows absolutely nothing about how to knit) as I begin Tupelo's 30/30 Project.  We were encouraged to send our first poem ( to be posted on 12/01/13) today, given we're beginning on a holiday weekend.  I just clicked "send" on mine.  Guess that means the yarn is in the bowl, and I have cast on the yet to be revealed pattern.

Monday, November 25, 2013

I took an intuitive leap, and in six days I will begin to keep my promise---a new poem a day every day for the month of December that will be shared with a wide audience in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project (  I've thought about "writing a poem a day" ala William Stafford and others before.  I write, or do something related to my writing, everyday--but never a poem every day that I actually let anyone else see.  Today, I trust the leap and the promise.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I find that the poems I am working on now begin with "seeing", with really noticing, and not hurrying to give them words.  That's why the photographs are becoming more and more a part of my writing process.  I take pictures without knowing when, or if, I will find the words for the poem I see.  Or, more to the point, when, or if ,the words are going to find me.  So, you will find more pictures than words on this least in these first days....