a word


I have made the decision to stop posting the poems I write after the 1000th poem. Currently for anyone counting (which likely, is only me) the number currently rests at 664. That puts my last planned daily poem post on May 9th of next year.

Nothing quite like planning ahead.

It is not that I have grown tired of the daily act of writing, it is that I have learned what I hoped to learn from it. I get my peace and clear my head. And I will continue to write, by hand.

I have only recently begun writing poems by hand again and I find it so much more fulfilling. Just the simple act of slowing down my mind as I write to match the speed of my pen provides more personal benefit than speeding through another poem for another night.

I have some fairly loyal readers on here and for that I am appreciative. I will say that after that 1000th poem, I will not completely disappear. There will be several poems a week that I transcribe, maybe all at one time, maybe on the occasional day-to-day basis.

I’m sure, eventually I’ll become morose or sanguine or just downright nostalgic about this whole process. Heck, I already am and I’m talking about something just under a year away.

As always, Thanks for reading.


3 thoughts on “a word

  1. Thank you, Jason, for sharing what you have. I, for one, will still be here to read what you do post. As writers, we often forget that we need to evolve, so good for you. May your new experience be as enriching.

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  2. You probably ARE the only one who’s been counting the poems.

    Your thoughts on writing by hand are interesting – it’s easy to overlook the simple pleasures of writing with pencil on paper. It’s nothing that I ever would have thought of, though.

    Happy that I’ve got nearly a year before the end. It’s been a pleasure to see your posts every day, and I’ll miss them.

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