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APED: "a poem every day concludes"

January 8th, 2010 (06:18 pm)

Well, this is it. I have now officially written a poem every day for a year. I started January 9, 2009, and January 8, 2010, makes the three-hundred-sixty-fifth poem.

I will still write poetry. But not, I think, every day.


Earth in its orbit, one more revolution --
another year out of our lives drifts away,
and the span we have left faces its diminution,
and me? I tried writing a poem every day.

Three hundred sixty-five pieces of poetry.
Some were all right, some were fair, some were bad.
Some showed too much, in their ways, showed more of me --
If you don't know which, I'll be grateful and glad.

There's no glory in it. I think I got better.
If I'd gotten worse -- well, who knows, who can say?
But I kept it up, clumsily, whether muse freed or fettered,
and now I have written a poem every day.

Comments

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: January 8th, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)

:)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)

*collapses*

Posted by: A large duck (burger_eater)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)

Congratulations, sir, and good on you for sticking with it.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)

Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)

Wow. And congratulations. I've enjoyed reading them.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)

Thank you! I have often enjoyed writing them.

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)

Congrats!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)

Thankee!

Posted by: doctor_alice (doctor_alice)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)

Fantastic, and congratulations.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)

Merci!

Posted by: Rusty (rusty76)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
whirr...ka-chunk! -- get fuzzy

A fine accomplishment, and one that was by turns enjoyable, alarming, thought-provoking, irritating and admired.

I shall miss them.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)

There will be more poems. Not daily ones, though.

Posted by: Bill A (billa1)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)

well done, sir! I applaud your resolve to stick with this. :)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)

At a certain point, it just becomes inertia. TOO LATE TO GIVE UP NOW.

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Yay!

*applauds*

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)

*bows*

Posted by: Ellen (keyne)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
at work

And you did a really incredible job of it, too. I applaud you.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)

Thanks, Ellen.

I honestly didn't think I could pull it off. Too many short ones, and I think you can tell where I just really ran out of gas, but still, there were some good ones in there!

Posted by: Not your everyday Viking angel (shadowvalkyrie)
Posted at: January 9th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Me

Congrats for your achievement -- and thank you for a year's worth of poetry!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)

You are welcome! And I thank you for reading.

Posted by: Swamp Adder (swamp_adder)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)

It was great reading them, including this last one. And it's incredible that you managed it! Congratulations.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)

Thanks muchly!

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)

You are a rock poetry star.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 11th, 2010 10:55 am (UTC)

Well Done! You made it! Congratulations!
But if you give up daily poetry, how will we know you're still alive on a regular basis? ;-)

Posted by: soundingsea (soundingsea)
Posted at: January 11th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)

the span we have left faces its diminution

This line is so moving.

Congrats!

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