555 Days... The Continuation

Welcome to 555 Days as a Poet by The Crafty Scribe

Back in 2010, I challenged myself to write a poem or a short verse a day, and post it to a blog. 555 Days as a Poet by The Crafty Scribe is the continuation of the experiment.

I gave myself 18 months to recover from the original daily blog postings, and now, I am ready to start it all over again. Although as I was beginning in the middle of the year, I thought 6 months was too short a time after my last experience.

"If I could complete a year of poems, how about 18 months?" I thought. I worked out that would be 549 days. I could have rounded it up to 550 to included New Years Day 2014, but then I thought I'd go 5 better... to 555 days.

Why 555? According to many spiritual teachers, the number 555 is a sign of change and the flow of energy. I thought it related to the blog. I spent a year writing a poem every day, then rested for 18 months. Now the tide has turned. It's time to begin the flow of words in my life again.

I'm not a trained poet, just an enthusiastic scribe wanting to create something new each day. I don't truly know my stanza from my meter, but I hope to improve and get my poetic license someday! Expect the weird, the strange and the inner workings of the Crafty Scribe's mind. Let's ride the waves once more.

Please pass on the blog address to all your verse and lyrical loving friends. I hope you will join me, and read my daily scribbling.

Monday, 6 January 2014

"Last Verse Thoughts" (Entry 555)

What are these words I write?

Is it for a solitary read, 
or do others truly take heed?
Considered true poetry of Parnassians find? 
No, just rambling verse of no particular kind.

I know the truth behind these scribbled letters. 

They are all emotions outlet, 
inked, release and then forget. 
Others are there as rememberings.
The joy, the heartache, the little things. 

There's also waffle within what's weaved. 

Of nonsense, fun and rhyming prances. 
From distant space onto page and dances. 
Whatever explodes from these words I write. 
I hope occasionally they delight. 

I hope it means something to someone, even so slight. 
With that I write, farewell. Good night. 

So we're here! Entry 555 completed!
Task accomplished!

When I began this blog in July 2012, part of me trembled with the thought if pushing myself in writing this amount on a daily basis. There was times of hiccups, times of computer or internet failure, times of illness, but I've made it...

And a massive thanks to you for sticking with me on this quest. Your support has been invaluable. 

Even though this blog is now finished, I have new updated plans for my poor, forgotten main site: http://thecraftyscribe.blogspot.co.uk more information to follow soon. 
I hope you'll join me there and on Twitter: @thecraftyscribe

Thank you again, see you on the other site!

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