30 Day Poetry Challenge

I love reading poetry.  When I read in poetry, I start thinking in poetry.  And this is always exciting.  Until I start speaking in poetry, and people start looking at me like I’m weird.

About three years ago, I gave myself a challenge: to write and post an original poem a day for 30 days on my blog.  I loved this project, because writing, and especially writing poetry, always helps me connect my everyday reality to a deeper and richer meaning.  I enjoyed rereading these poems, and I decided to gather them all up together here in this post so that I can share them with you.  I hope you enjoy them.   If you have a favorite, or a set of lines that speak to you, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

 

The Daily Turn: 30 Days of Original Poems by Mackenzie Chester

The Daily Turn #2: Photograph

The Daily Turn #3: Practice

The Daily Turn #4: Naming All the Colors

The Daily Turn #5: Grandma

The Daily Turn #6: Scribble

The Daily Turn #7: Human

The Daily Turn #8: things noted on a morning walk  

The Daily Turn #9:The Lament of the Prince

The Daily Turn #10: Glow

The Daily Turn #11: the exact opposite

The Daily Turn #12: Tribe

The Daily Turn #13: Daddy’s Garden

The Daily Turn #14: walking with myself

The Daily Turn #15: Sunflower

The Daily Turn #16: My Fat Little Baby

The Daily Turn #17: What Does a Poet Do All Day?

The Daily Turn #18: {The Song of My Daughter}

The Daily Turn #19: Country Radio

The Daily Turn #20: I Have Tried So Many Times To Memorize Your Face
The Daily Turn #21: Blank Wall
The Daily Turn #22: Love Song for a Little Boy
The Daily Turn #23: Sketches of a Morning Spent in a Friend’s Garden
The Daily Turn #24: The Space Between
The Daily Turn #25: This Pencil
The Daily Turn #26: One of Those Days
The Daily Turn #27: For Rosie, My First Child
The Daily Turn #28: Paloma
The Daily Turn #29: On any other day we would have been strangers
The Daily Turn #30: The First Day of Homeschool

Would love to hear your thoughts on this post!