So yesterday I was out walking
around town thinking of whatever
came to mind. It took a while for me
to get out of a highly (deeply?) negative
headspace, me being in the redzone
on self-esteem. I tried to convince myself
of several things, but eventually it just
turned into a pondering of how many poems
I’ve written. I have lost or destroyed many.
So, instead of trying to count my poems, which
seemed a dry and tedious task of little reward,
I decided instead to begin on a journey
of a thousand poems and see whence it takes me.
Slow start so far – only a few verses today so far.
The rules are pretty simple:
- write 1000 poems
- blog one a day – whichever, doesn’t matter
- quality is not a consideration IN THE LEAST!
- this is strictly about production (like in NaNoWriMo)
- stay focused!!!!!!!!
- save EVERYTHING
- plan a reward/celebration
start writing . . . GO
these childish scrawls that blacken
these pages’ white purity
what’s more, in ink, they seem
errant strokes: chisel ‘gainst stone
scripture defiled by error
and I feed you all unwilling, Titivillus!
surely by now these words
have sealed for eternity
my condo in Tartarus . . .
David M Pitchford
11 Sept 2011