This is another post I am re-publishing for the date it was originally meant. Please enjoy the review of a brilliant project and some poetry.
Today’s the day!
“A Prompt A Day For Bee” is over! I can’t believe it was a year ago that I started. To be honest, I did not think I would make it. There have been many projects I have started over the years, but I often quit. This one was different.
I cheated a little
Even though I have to admit (and I did so before) that I cheated a little: I did not write a poem a day for a year, but I posted a new poem of mine a day for a year. Up to December, I managed to write one a day but then work got harder, and I took on more work to get our finances up a little. Therefore, I used my days off to write the poems and then scheduled them. I believe though it is still a great achievement, and I am pretty proud of myself.
What to say in the end?
To be honest, I am not sure what to say at this point. Some great words to end this wonderful project of mine. Maybe there don’t need to be any words. I just let it go with one last poem.
Thank you ~ That’s what I want to say
Well, there is one thing I want to say. This project was supposed to go a little different. I had hoped that my followers on Twitter and Facebook would send me prompts, and I would write a poem to these prompts. There has been a handful of people who did send me prompts in the beginning, but afterwards, I had to look for my own.
Those people though deserve an extra mention as they kick-started a massive experience for me:
~ My Writing Buddy Lauren gave not only one but four and on top of that the first prompt “blue”. Her second is one of my favourites “The secret in the snuff box”; the third was “An Anthem” and the fourth “Inspiration”. Thanks, Lauren for your support!
~ @CandiSilk writer of exciting and steamy novels gave me another of my favourites: “nice woman at day, naughty woman at night”. Thanks, CandiSilk for this great prompt.
~ Michael from “Morpethroad” offered me a whole list of prompts: Discovery, Nightmare, Living in my Garden, Lessons in Life, Joys in Living. Thank you so much for these inspiring prompts.
~ Maureen Fisher offered “Beauty” as a prompt that challenged me quite a bit. Thank you very much, Maureen!
~ Theresa Joseph-Franklin gave a picture as a prompt. This was through the ASMSG Poetry in Motion group and not exactly just for “A Prompt A Day”, but it was a great one and worth mentioning
~ And, of course, the wonderful @FrauPaulchen over at paulchenbloggt who’s #frapalymo has inspired “A Prompt A Day For Bee” in the first place and who gave two months worth of prompts in November 2014 and May 2015.
I hope I have not forgotten anyone. If so, please let me know, and you will get a mention too!
Well, of course, I have already new ideas even though they do not directly concern poetry. But they involve bloggers, UNESCO Literature Cities and a whole bunch of activities. Please stay tuned to find out more! I have also planned to go through all the poems written and either make a poetry book out of it or maybe a book with poetry prompts for a year. Not sure yet what will be. But I’ll keep you posted!
A last poem!
So now there is time for a last poem. I had thought to a cento like @FrauPaulchen’s prompt on May 30th with a line from every poem written in that year. However, that would have been a very long poem and I can’t be bothered tonight (sorry for my language)
As I’ll be free from writing or posting a poem a day, I will write the last “A Prompt A Day For Bee” poem about “Freedom”!