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Yes, I have been blogging here for eight whole years! My first post featured a poem I'd heard on the Writer's Almanac which I could post just as easily today, but for a historical marker, go to one of my first long posts, written in English and in French (such as my French was, after spending 2007-2008 in Paris) about the day after the 2008 election and my feelings about seeing Barack Obama become President.
Very shortly after that I wrote about "the beauty of the blog," even though at that point I don't believe
ANYONE was reading it. Perhaps that's why posting was a little haphazard until my momentous entry into this Poetry Friday community (momentous for me, not necessarily for the PF community!)
That came in March of 2009, which is another anniversary I look forward to celebrating.
For now, though, this:
Keeping It Together
All threads and trains,
No rules, restraints,
No due dates, deadlines, demands.
I get to choose. It's in my hands:
Vocabulary, voice, venom or valentine--
Each and every muse is mine.
Reaching in deep or out wide, me to you,
Sampling the past or hewing the new,
A record here is made,
Revels, relations, revelations live here
Year after year after year.
draft (c) HM 2016
Today's round-up is with Irene and her scarecrow show (how wonderful!) at Live Your Poem. Wishing you, her and her scarecrow the same satisfaction that I can't help but feel at sticking with this for eight years!