I ended up writing 458 poems for the year. Well, technically, I wrote a few more than that because I accidentally deleted a couple, and I threw away a few that just never quite got where I wanted them to go. I don't know how many of those there were though, so I'm not counting them toward my total. I also co-wrote two poems with a poet friend, Joshua Timothy Simms, and I didn't include them in that total either.
It broke down like this
|March||35||plus one collaboration|
|July||36||plus one collaboration|
I learned that I can write a poem every single day if I so choose. I learned that perfection is seriously overrated... Yet, as I type this I wonder just how many times and in how many ways I'm going to have to learn these same lessons in the coming days, months, years...
Some of the poems I wrote early in the year appear in my book, Strength in Silhouette: Poems. Others will appear in forthcoming books.