A poem a day:
Two years recorded in verse.
Continue or pause?
I have written a poem every single day for two years. I think it’s fair to say they’ve been varied both in topic and in quality. I have found my daily poetry writing to be incredibly therapeutic and am currently writing a book commissioned by Jessica Kingsley Publishers provisionally titled “Using Poetry to Promote Talking and Healing” which will feature over 100 of my poems for exploration in a therapeutic setting as well as ideas for encouraging the writing of poetry as a means of working through difficult issues.
I am ambivalent about whether to continue writing a daily poem or whether it’s time to pick up a new daily project. Part of me struggles to imagine foregoing the ten minutes I spend each day winding down as I purge my thoughts into poems, part of me fears I will soon run out of words…
What do you think?