The Start

On January 17th I raided my husband’s office supply drawer and found a blank engineer’s computation book that I deemed perfect for starting this poetry/art project. It has numbered pages and graph lines and I got super excited. Emily wrote her poems on the back of used envelopes and random small pieces of paper, so that’s what I’ll be doing as well. This project is uber challenging, not only because of the sheer number of poems I’ve committed to writing, but also because hardly anyone writes letters anymore so my envelope choices are limited. Oh, and then there’s the fact that I’m not all that artistically inclined. But that’s the thing, I’m trying to stretch myself and my creativity, so you’re going to undoubtedly see some truly elementary attempts. Here’s the first poem I wrote using Emily’s first line “Awake ye muses nine, sing me a strain divine” inspired by events on January 7th…

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