I had some minor, and a couple of major, issues with the book of poetry that I’m working on with blurb. On the plus side, the support I am getting is very encouraging, but it’s delayed the finished product so maybe end of July is looking a little optimistic.
Anyway, one of the issues was that I found I had 2 blank pages. I could have left them at the end of the book, but I decided to incorporate them into it, so I needed material to fill. I have a very special poem, called Orange Flower, so I found a good picture to go alongside, and it worked well. One page down, one to go. I had an old poem about a newspaper, and I started thinking of how things have changed since it was written. I started writing an article about how newspaper was multifunctional, recyclable and altogether much more environmentally friendly than plastic bags that line our waste bins today. This led to a complete re-write of the poem and took up two pages. Now, I had a page too many. So I had to take one out. I’ll post that on my Poem section on this website. It’s called “Rich”. It’s not simply about financial richness, but about the way we veiw the richness of our lives, and don’t know what we’ve got, basically. 🙂 I digress.
So I’m pretty pleased. And after sorting out extra headers and extra numbers on the added pages I’m now ready to upload again. That’s one Whoop! to me.
I’ve been asked to write a poem for a special occasion. Create on demand is not something I’m used to. Although I have had to write on specific subjects for competition entries – won a few nice prizes too – this ones a bit close to my heart and needs to be just right, especially as I will be reading it, too. And it’s done! First draft, finishing and prettied up nicely.