It has been so long since I posted to my blog, that I feel like I need to just jump in and not even try to play catch-ups … so here I am!
Life has been gloriously busy, with Book ‘Week’ visits waaay back in August, and so many other wonderful activities celebrating literature and/or poetry.
And too, there has been writing. So much writing! Much of September has been spent immersed in words – either my historical non-fiction Antarctic verse novel (which just this morning clicked over 20k! 🎉🤩🎊 Sooooo close to finished!) a kids’ poetry collection, and an unexpected rhyming picture book – that grew from one of the poems …
My bog has been neglected, but my writing has not! Here are two little snippets from my verse novel. Firstly, a cherita, a form I have learnt much about from Diane Mayr’s blog. Technically a cherita doesn’t have a title – though I do have one on stand-by, if needed.😉
The door is barred. Cast one look back our last sledge journey © Kathryn Apel, all rights reserved
And secondly, a list poem.
The Things We Had Forgotten Cook Harbour, Staten Island Isla de los Estados; waves washing variegated rubble-stones inexpressible pleasure of green grass peeping out of the stones a flower! closely arching beech bushes overpoweringly magnificent valley of trees barberry shrubs dripping red bell-like flowers airborne insects – even large yellow moths twittering crowds of small birds … Overcome with emotion I am scarcely able to proceed. © Kathryn Apel, all rights reserved
Happy Poetry Friday. It’s good to be back! Now to find out who is hosting the round-up – and catch-up on everyone’s news!