Poem A Day for Five Days: Day #2 “The Pond”

I’ve been tagged by my friend and fellow poet, Natalie Giarratano, to post a poem of mine (published, early draft, loved or hated) each day for five days and each day, I’m to tag another poet to join the challenge. For day #2 I’m selecting my poem “The Pond,” which was published here by The Meadow.

To date, this is the longest poem I’ve written and I started writing it when I was an undergrad at Allegheny College. It went through countless re-writes. For along time I only had the first section written and then added the other two sections over a series of workshops and revisions.

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Poem A Day for Five Days: Day #1 “A Trip to the Indiana State Museum”

I’ve been tagged by my friend and fellow poet, Natalie Giarratano, to post a poem of mine (published, early draft, loved or hated) each day for five days and each day, I’m to tag another poet to join the challenge. For day #1 I’m selecting my poem “A Trip to the Indiana State Museum,” which was published here by Heron Tree in November 2014.

I wrote this poem on a trip to Indianapolis where I was visiting my now husband. I actually wrote the first draft while waiting for him to finish working the night after we visited the museum. Here are some pictures of some early drafts I wrote in my journal:
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