Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poetry from A to Z...Not!


I once toyed with the idea of writing a collection of poems about the letters of the alphabet. That poetry project fell by the wayside—after I wrote quatrains for the letters A and Z. I had forgotten all about the project until I went looking through my “miscellaneous poems” folder this morning. I have a number of other projects moldering away in literary limbo.
Have any of you ever abandoned a writing project in its infancy—or at any other stage of development?

Without any fanfare, I present A and Z:

A’s in charge and doing fine…
Gets the alphabet in line,
Shouts marching orders, takes the lead.
“Attention, Letters, let’s proceed.”

Z’s the one that’s always last,
Waits till
A through Y have passed.
Then from the end zone out it zooms.
“Well, that’s all, folks!” Z loudly booms.

6 comments:

Bridget said...

I've abandoned several writing projects over the years. Most were short stories or novellas. It took me a while to figure out that those forms weren't my medium. I don't think I've abandoned any poetry projects. I have several ideas ruminating at the moment. Hopefully, they'll bear fruit.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Bridget--

Poetry is definitely my literary medium too. Good luck with with your poetry ideas.

jama said...

I'm only *slightly* biased, but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you finished this project. Alphabets!! Eeeeee!

Rebecca said...

I've abandoned plenty of projects over the years. Though I often end up coming back to them after a while (months? years?) and figure out how to make them work.

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

I abandon almost every writing project in infancy. That's why I blog - because it doesn't take much commitment!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Jama--

I doubt I'll ever get back to work on this project seriously--although I would like to be know as a "woman of letters."

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Rebecca--

I sometimes come back to projects too. It's funny how many I forget about--like this alphabet poem one.

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Sarah--

I've found that keeping my blog going for three years has taken a certain amount of commitment. I try to post at least twice a week--and almost always on Poetry Friday.