Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Hello, friends, and Happy 2024! I’m starting the year with lots of hopes and plans to share more kinds of poetry, to make more time for writing poetry, and to spend less time on business and promotion stuff. It’s just dragging me down.
Here’s a poem I wrote recently. I’ve been writing more poems for adults lately. I still love children’s writing best! But I’m going to give myself permission to share my poems, even the ones that aren’t for kids and that aren’t very happy. Please note: I often won’t be explaining the poems–you make half the meaning yourself, right? But I’ll just say here, this is NOT about my marriage or any personal relationship. It was inspired by a frustrating business situation. And then it morphed into a poem that sounds like a breakup poem. And that’s okay. My heart IS broken, but not in the way this poem will probably sound to a stranger who reads it. :>)
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with librarian-author Marcie Flinchum Atkins. I can’t wait to see what she’s kicking off the year with. Besides writing wonderful books, she also is amazing at sharing her goals and plans and systems. I love her approach to these things!