Every good writer, poet or not, knows that good writers spend the majority of their time on revising and editing. Some experts say it’s 20% writing/80% revising, while others go so far as to spend 90% of their work time in revisions. For this week’s Poetry Friday (sponsored by Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference,) I decided to share a revised version of a poem I wrote a few weeks ago for my poetry class.
Oh time, it flits so fast, except
when someone waits outside for you,
someone watching, yearning, missing,
and you can’t wait to see him too.
All day, I wait and watch the clock,
and time it slugs, so slow, so still.
Tick-tock, the clock, it tocks and tocks,
when time is something to be killed.
But time, together, drifts so sweet,
not fast, nor slow, nowhere to go,
but in his arms, the time, it stops,
though hours will pass before I know.
-By Amanda L. Webster
I’ve written quite a bit of poetry this semester, and some I think is actually good. I’m an impatient person, so I’m thinking of putting all of my poems together in a collection and self-publishing through Amazon. What do you think? Would you pay $1 to download a copy of my eBook? Just a thought.
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