Since June 2014 I have written a total of 100 poems.
It was only a few days ago that I wrote poem number 100. It was a simple one, inspired by a day of over indulging in the works of Sylvia Plath. It wasn’t anything spectacular, it certainly wasn’t a work of literary genius nor even one worth expanding on further. But it was my 100th poem. There’s something strangely exciting about reaching a milestone like that. I guess it’s strange because I never have, and probably never will, see myself as a poet. I’m just some-one who likes to put their thoughts into short metaphor-filled sentences. I’ve read hundreds of poems over the years by globally/ nationally renowned poets and even just poems written by my friends who want to make a name for themselves so I realise what high standard exists. But since the beginning writing has been therapeutic for me and I have always found the concision and rhythm of poetry calming. I started this blog as a way of broadening my access to other poetry blogs and also to show that anyone can give it a try. To date I have published 79 of my poems on this blog. The rest are either still part of a larger project I’m working on or private pieces. I plan on continuing setting myself goals and improving my writing, mainly through keeping up to date with this blog.
So here’s to the next 100 poems!