I have reached January 2018, with my review. WordPress inspired me, with their “Post Milestone” in January of this year. So soon I will complete my review and 1,000 Posts series. Thank you. I have learned a lot through this review. I see how I could revise some old poems, as I also remember the moment and emotions at the time. And I see some growth! Next post will continue with my January 2018 archive. I began this site in April 2012, and the encouragement of many people is reflected and supported here.
I often reprint poems in new ways. For example, I may see over time that poems form a small collection, and one of my photos may also go well with the post.
This was my note from WordPress, in my notifications. I would have missed this achievement otherwise. They are good teachers and editors!
reading novels I think of how sentences can become poems
This is a second haiku about reading from August 2013. I have to pause and remember what I was trying to say. I added the word “can.”
Sometimes an author describes a place so well, while telling a story, that I think of a poem – the land, the colors, the light. And I think about how writing our notes and observations in a journal can be the beginning of a poem later.
Often when I write a new poem for a blog post, I have been reading for a time. The wonder and beauty of language. Then I look outside, and am inspired once again by the same views.
I read memoirs and poetry by Luci Shaw. Her gift with poetry is a natural part of her prose. I see how writing in one area, can help us with work in another form as well.
Ellen Grace Olinger August 2013 and February 2019 1,000 Posts Review