30 in 30

In my previous post I alluded to my hesitation to...
The finality of a text...
(See what I mean? You will.)
I tend to feel like a work needs time to marinate, then I can return to it, edit, and then repeat the process before I consider it complete.
As I sit here, masters degree (figuratively) in hand, on the cusp of assigning papers with deadlines to undergrad students, I think I need to experience these deadlines more intensely, in a way my recent classes have not required of me.
A friend of mine mentioned a few days ago that he was going to challenge himself to complete a 30 in 30 - to write 30 poems in 30 days. He told a few friends and now its grown into a movement (of sorts). What better way to get back into the groove of writing poems than with a challenge that also shakes my core beliefs about writing. So I'm on board. I'll post my haphazard, underwritten, incomplete poems here and, as they spark my mind and spirit, maybe they will spark yours.

Find more information about and join this 30 in 30 challenge here:

And it started yesterday, so hurry up and get started!


  1. 一沙一世界,一花一天堂,掌中握無限,剎那即永恆..................................................

  2. According to Bing Translator, coco's comment reads:
    A grain of sand in the world, flowers and paradise, Palm grip is infinite, eternal moment

    Thank you coco for sharing with us.