I have been informed from WP that this is my 200th post. I started this blog last year on Aug 31. My original intention was to weekly post some 50 “poems” that I had written in the prior two months following a horrific surgery and to use it for therapy to help with memory loss from chemo and anoxic encephalopathy, a surgery complication. This process helped me start to recall words that were originally lost to me right after surgery. I pulled myself out of the black wall of lost recall by practicing words. I still struggle now and then for proper nouns and names of items, but I am much better.
I have learned so much from you who are great poets! I have attempted forms I never knew existed or was too scared to attempt. Haiku, Tanka, Fibonacci, Etheree, Shadorma! I learned that poetry is so much more than just rhyming words. I have grown and expanded, and in doing so I believe I am a richer, deeper person.
I have written, roughly, a post every day-and-a-half-ish. Some of which I am very proud, some fair, some wacky. I have tried songs, humor, stories, quotes and poetry all wrapped in this little space, my little space. I ranged far from my original “vision” and allowed you into my life, and for some, my heart. Sporadically, I have discussed the difficulties of illness and cancer, and the triumph of gratitude and faith.
I have added some of my favorite posts on the side for those of you (which is most) who haven’t seen them. Feel free to take a glance!
For those of you who have found me over the last 317-ish days, I hope this blog has been meaningful to you in my small way. And for those 20 of you or so who always like or comment, you are the meat to a starved soul. Thank you.
I don’t know where I am going from here. I have started a poetry only blog (link on the side) after hours of disastrous frustration with too many aggravating details to count. I am not a computer–or web design- savvy person. You are welcome to look in, but it is very different and a DARK balance to this light. I double published the first poem, one here and one there, and from then on, depending on the theme, they will be published separately. The big hurdle is whether I can manage two blogs at once–LOL–I mistakenly changed the theme in this one and spent 6 hours fixing it, so I have no doubt I will mix them up! Yesterday I published a poem that was missing a line for the type of poetry. I discovered it 5 minutes after publishing. Oh these poetry forms…..