David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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APED: "a poem every day concludes"

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.
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