Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mid-year Resolution Revision

Today's post will be an announcement rather than a poem.  Week #26 just blew past, meaning we're halfway through the new year.  I'm sure you've noticed that I've been getting a bit lax in my postings lately.  I'll miss a day or two, then come back with some sort of defensive jingle- that doesn't necessarily mean I didn't write that day, but  not everything I pen is meant for the public domain.

In addition to the fact that I am about to return to the bleeding first draft of my novel, and will be spending a lot of time editing, lately I've been itching to dig deeper putting more time and soul into my poetry.  From week 27 onward I will be focusing more on quality and less on quantity.  I will be writing or editing almost every day, but you can expect at least one or two postings per week rather than seven-  hopefully they will be of a higher caliber than most of the off-beat nursery rhymes I've been hammering out after I should be in bed.

Thanks to everyone reading!

Written last weekend while backpacking on the West Rim Trail in PA:

The Darkening

Sunbeams bow to dusk
faster in a forest.
Leaf canopies darken and melt
merging like the fern sea below.
Winds give life to green waves.
A sole sparrow's spirited melody
accents the creek's constant chord
beckoning a blackness
only flickering orange flames
hold at bay.

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