My book series is complete, and I am working on a book of poetry. I always thought I would be a poet, but now that I got side-tracked with fiction, I find I like it. I want to publish some of my poems and then possibly some historical fiction.
The dilemma is: Should I put together several chapbooks or one or two larger themed poetry collections? I have several themes. Faith based poems, awareness poems, seasonal and weather poems, life, lessons, beauty. Where to begin?
I find I will read chapbook poems in one sitting and rarely go back to them. I am more likely to return to the more book type collections. One author with several themes in one book. Not a large volume, but more than a chapbook.
I would love to hear from readers. What is your favorite type of poetry and preferred book style? I am considering doing a couple of volumes with several sections.
Here is one for Autumn. Tell me what you think.
The colors are of Earth not sky No soft pinks But Vibrant earthy hues Orange, brown red Yellow spun In golden highlights These colors are What remains Rushing through Veins of grasse Of trees Celebrating Victory over Drought, Flood Thriving Through Heat, Winds disease Pestilence Surviving they Wave their Colors Jubilant Proud as They prepare For retreat To mother earth The colors are of Earth not sky A final splash On the canvas OF Life Until it begins Again