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.


Bridget R. Wilson 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...


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 Gomez 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...


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."



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



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.