January Month of Poetry – Part One

Once again, my year has started with a Month of Poetry – writing one poem every day for the month of January. This is an annual event I’ve co-ordinated since 2008.

After my quiet months of no writing in 2011, I’m finding a deeper level of creativity during the #MoP. I’m writing in new ways, and liking it.

#MoP12 poems are posted to locked pages on the Month of Poetry blog, and there is a great community of sharing and discussion each day, which I find inspirational and informative. (Love it!) Remembering past #MoP friends – and the promise of more this month – inspired this poem on Day One;

I Remember You

I remember you;
the way you
weave words on paper,
play emotions
with phrases and pausing,
your voice echoing
through line breaks,
imagery and stark
haunting words.

I remember you;
breathing life
and form into poetry
so that when I read
no credit is needed –
the words whisper
your name
and take the shape
of you.

This is how it is with #MoP. Learning to recognise participants by their individual way with words. Six days in and it’s already exceeded expectations.



  1. Such a beautiful, heartfelt poem. I know that feeling of knowing a person from the rhythm of her words.
    … I really need to stop writing about throwing peas in a food fight! 🙂


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