I don’t know about you, but the poetry posts all over the web for National Poetry Month have my mind whirring at the speed of hummingbird wings. I’ve resurrected a dormant collection idea and begun a companion collection, both of which I’m really excited about now. I’m going to try to draft a poem a day for one or the other of these collections during this month. I won’t be posting those drafts here, but I will be posting an original poem (read first draft!) or translation every day (or most every day) here during the month of April. It’s a tall order, but if I can’t do it during National Poetry Month, when I’m surrounded by all this inspiration, when can I do it?
a drummer on air
a melody made
in shade near a shadbush
a tune without music
a hymn with no notes
a perfect-form song
plucked on mid-air
a solo of solos
—Kristy Dempsey (all rights reserved)
15 thoughts on “Poetry Month — Full to Overflowing with Ideas”
Thanks!Your little avatar pic is too cute!
I am so glad you left me a comment! I am thrilled to read your poetry and look forward to hearing more about your life in Brazil. Hummingbird wings are a lovely image for how all this poetry feels.
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Thanks! It’s great to be a part of this writing community, no? I’m glad someone tuned me in to your web addy!
Thanks, Susan. And you know what you said about coming back again and again to edit? I keep coming back with new eyes, wanting to change things. We’re insufferable, aren’t we?
Thanks for posting on Reviewed Here First!
B just took off for Paris, but we had dinner (and a hug) last night.
Haven’t seen Kendra.
I hope you will be here next time!
A, I hope I’m there next time too!
I’m so happy for you that you’re back in OH but it makes me sad that I can’t just run up the road when I’m in NC and see you when I’m there. I mean, like you know, it happened so often and everything. 😉
What a great idea, Kristy! That’s a lovely poem, too. I like the way you work shadbush in there. The specifics of it make me see a rubythroated hummingbird in New England.
Now you’ve inspired me. Don’t know that I’ll make it through 30, but I’m going to try, too.
New England is what I was thinking too! In fact, I researched to make sure the shadbush worked. It’s not the most common h-bird attractor but it does attract hummingbirds.
A hymn with no notes
Thanks, Liz. I wish I could slow life enough to hear all those hymns without notes everyday. Sometimes I can, but not often enough.