an update post…
• money needed—working hard to find bookkeeping clients and making progress
• my next major writing project is to publish two ebooks that have been rattling around on my hard drive for years
• cannot do the above, both of which involve lots of screen time, and continue to blog and read other bloggers… my eyestrain gets too severe!
• the posts already here make for a nice body of work and I hope they bring you enjoyment
• miss you all and hope you are having lovely summers (or, in the southern hemisphere, a great winter)
• if you get a chance, check out info I believe is critically important to our common future: www.geoengineeringwatch.org
Hello. I appreciate your visits to this blog.
I’m finally complete with my check of everything I’ve posted here since July, 2013. I wanted to make sure that everything was looking good in the new template I applied last October.
I’ve revised many poems. I deleted a fair number. Some poems that started out as attempts at haiku I judged as haiku failures, and I turned them into something else.
Going through this sifting and sorting process, it dawned on me that I now consider the poems published up until this point to be a complete body of work.
I now plan to update the Favorites page and then go on to posting longer poems, on a slower schedule, and on a broader range of themes—probably every few weeks or so.
If you have 15 to 30 minutes to spare, I invite you to a site I consider one of the most important on the net: www.geoengineeringwatch.org.
If you’re confused as to why I keep linking to www.geoengineeringwatch.org and trying to bring to your attention the vast destruction caused by climate engineering, given that this is a poetry site… think about it for a minute! I’m an artist who revels in writing about the natural world. Since moving to rural New Mexico in 2012, the rate of destruction I see in my own backyard has accelerated noticeably. One of several reasons I feel done with writing my daily nature poem is that when I go outside nowadays, I find increasingly more to be sad about. It doesn’t mean that I don’t still see beauty and celebrate what’s lovely around me—and it has been getting harder for me to find those moments of inspiration in the midst of seeing more and more destruction.
My muse is feeling moved to respond more directly to the situation at hand. I’m more of an artist than an activist, so a fair bit of that response will probably be oblique and/or subtle. Some of the shift in my direction will likely make it into this blog, some of it will be expressed in other ways.
Thanks again for reading.
I’m still in “maintenance mode” (see previous post). I just made it up to page 15 of 24 pages of posts that are listed in the dashboard of this blog.
I’m revising poems, reclassifying poems, pronouncing poems fine as they are, deleting poems I consider beyond repair, and fixing post layouts that went awry when I changed this blog’s template. It’s enjoyable and satisfying work, though my lack of new posts has flattened my readership stats. Oh well, at the moment it’s feeling more important to me to revisit, revise, and renew old material than to keep posting ahead.
I wish each and every one of you a prosperous and fulfilling 2015.
Hello and thank you for visiting this blog. I appreciate you reading, visiting, and commenting!
Because of my recent redesign of this blog and the two others I own, Heart of Life Music and Heart of Life Alchemy, I have literally hundreds of posts to check, to ensure that each one displays the way I want it to, given the new templates. (A word of advice to new bloggers: choose your template carefully. : )
In addition, as I check through my posts at this blog and others, I find plenty of writing I want to revise. Sometimes I face the decision of whether or not to trash a particular poem or post.
I’m also behind on thanking my new followers, and keeping up with the blogs I follow.
The year 2014 is almost over. I decided yesterday that now is the time to get all the above “maintenance” jobs taken care of, so that I can enter 2015 ready to receive and share fresh inspiration. I plan to begin posting poetry again sometime near the transition between 2014 and 2015.
In the meantime, I can think of no better way to end this post than to encourage you to educate yourself about one of the great global challenges we face at this time: climate engineering. You can find out more at www.geoengineeringwatch.org.