november mood ring poeming


Each day in November, I wrote a short poem, of the type I've been calling "mood ring poems." I think if you click this poem you should be able to read them all, if you zoom in to each caption.

I posted them on instagram (and tumblr) with my self-portrait for the day (the 365lex project goes on til December 31st). You can also read them there, if zoom isn't working for you.

The poets who joined me seem willing to continue poeming each day into December, so I'm keeping the Facebook group open for now so we can keep going! If you'd like to join, just let me know. (I'm keeping it free and there are no prompts, just your willingness to poem once a day or more.)

My NaNoWriMo project of fictioning-every-day didn't last an entire month, but I did figure out some more about my novel-in-progress and I will continue writing, after a little break. Fictioning isn't something I do as much as poeming, and thus I probably need more practice, if I really want to get back to it.

And that's the issue, isn't it? Do I really want to or not. Poeming brings me so much creative joy. Fiction-reading brings me huge joy, too, but my writing of fiction is not something I deeply love. It's more like a should. And that's problematic. Maybe I'll get back to the wanting to fiction, maybe I won't.

Right now the poeming and daily self-portrait (and blogging, of course) are winning over most other creative endeavors. And that seems just right for this moment in time, and so it is.

No shoulding allowed.

Only love.