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a poem every day

January 9th, 2009 (06:17 pm)

Earth in its orbit makes one revolution --
isn't it funny how time slips away?
Although it's too late now for new resolutions,
I think I'll try writing a poem every day.

Three hundred sixty-five pieces of poetry,
free verse and limericks and naughty quatrains,
even some ballades, but never a sonnet --
against the iambic I struggle in vain.

Will I achieve glory, or drop this next Thursday?
The answer is murky, so no one can say.
But it's a new year and the Muse is upon me,
so I will try writing a poem every day.

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)

IT MAY YET FAIL ABYSMALLY. We shall see.

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)

Ooh, neat.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)

Sure, you say that *now.*

After a week of this, I'll watch my readers *plummet.*

Posted by: Elleria (elleria)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)

Very good idea. And good poem. :-)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)

I suspect I will probably live to regret doing it, so you may too! But thanks for the kind words.

Posted by: Christina K (jackelope hunter!) (butterflykiki)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)

*applauds* You have so much more patience to struggle with the mechanics of these things than I do. Bravo!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)

You haven't seen me try to write a sonnet.

Seriously, it's painful. I've never had an ear for stressed/unstressed syllables, for whatever reason; it caused me endless trouble in grade school.

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)

You rock hardcore.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: January 11th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)

HAH. You say that NOW.

Posted by: Petra (petronelle)
Posted at: January 11th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)

You're having fun, exercising your brain, and not hurting anyone. Rock. On.

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