Feeling optimistic this Spring, maybe even feverish, I dedicated a new blog to poetry that I plan to write during International Poetry Month, April 2012. As an afterthought, I added a second page for poetry that actually exists. And I uploaded two poems that I wrote with a very special group of people: The Poetry Club of the Franklin Learning Center. In fact, almost all poems for the last 8 years originated in the club. We met for one to two hours on Fridays. The entire week could have wiped us out, and that short Club Meeting would revive us. The poem "TGI Poetry" is about exactly that.
I promise to type in an old poem on page two for each day I do not add a new one to the Home Page. To keep my promise I delved into boxes of old poetry not yet word processed: poems of yearning, poems of loss, poems of Look-at-Me, poems in rhyme, poems in time.