Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday Scribblings #257 - Manifesto

Presto: Manifesto

My manifesto for 2010 was this blog. It was actually inspired by watching Julie and Julia at my sister-in-law’s Christmas-ish gathering. The goal was a poem a week – 50 poems by year’s end (two weeks off). I have both kept and broken that resolution. There were times when I only had one entry in a month. But looking back I have written 51 new poems this year. And maybe 52, if I can come up with something now, so watch below:

Write more, love more and give more-
My manifesto

For me that is a successful resolution! Yay me!


  1. Best of luck with your 2011 manifesto.
    (I once wrote a SUPER-manifesto - LOL!)

    DEFINITION: how the evil emperor's wife refers to his messy throne room.

  2. Hahahha! Thanks Eric! And thanks for reading and the encouragement. Oh, and I love the Super-mainfesto!

  3. I think you should call yours a WOMANifesto!

    (Because you put the "Woah!" in Wo-man! LOL!)

  4. good luck, 50 poems, you can do it within 3 months..


  5. Sharp Little Pencil can't leave comments for me for some geeky reason that is beyond us. So she emailed the following, and asked that I post it:
    Thanks for this, Mary. Nice take on the prompt. When you write more, you love and give more to all of us. A few well-chosen words, and your manifesto is not only complete, but sublime!
    Amy - Sharp Little Pencil

    And to Amy I say thank you so much!!! I appreciate all your help and encouragement.

  6. Thank you Jingle. But, lol, YOU can do 50 poems in under three months...not sure if I can or not!

  7. Good luck with your goal. If that is your real surname I am terribly in awe.I suppose your hands are glued to the harpsichord most days of the week:)

  8. A wonderful haiku for a fantastic goal. If there is anything you can do, you do it with passion like I can see you have. Remember, regretting what hasn't happened is worse than doing nothing at all. Even if you write 15 minutes, do one haiku a day, something... Just keep the momentum going. Best of luck in 2011 and I hope to see more from you! And we are here for support as well!

  9. Rallentanda - Yes, that's my real surname. Unfortunately the only thing I can play is the radio! Thanks for the good wishes.

    LeiffyV - Thank you for the encouragement and support. I appreciate it so much!

  10. ....and you did it!! Both the wonderful Haiku and a resolution for the new year.

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    Hope to see you in, Happy Monday, best wishes for the year of 2011.
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  12. Jingly - Is this a new poem, or one that has appeared on my blog before?