This initiative began as a New year’s Resolution for 2018 – to write a poem a day. Inspired by a friend who just completed a creative goal of his own, I wanted to intentionally spend time exploring my creative side, learning about poetry and honing writing skills.

This is my place to experiment with different poetry forms using my photos as inspiration OR finding photos in my collection that match my poems. I really enjoy the challenge of writing short poetry, as I am usually quite verbose in my other writings. Admittedly some of these are horrid, some I obviously struggle with the form, and some are silly but some I am quite proud of. Regardless I’m having fun and enjoying the challenge.

The throwback poems are poems I wrote some time ago through college and even in high school I am posting here so they are all in one space.

For more of my writing check out my space to combine my passion and prose at www.hortravels.com.


Learning patience and forgiveness with myself if I don’t get to a poem a day. Taking each day as it comes and trying to get back on track. It is a challenge for sure but why make resolutions except to challenge yourself.


Completed the year and continuing on as inspired.


Excited to have created two new forms of poetry for me  – until other poets start to create poems in these forms they are not accepted as official forms – but they are forms I am messing around with here:

The Bumper Sticker Poem

and the


This poetry blog began as a challenge to myself in the form of a new year’s resolution to write a poem a day for a year.

I nearly did it missing only a couple days here and there but more than 300 poems and more than 200 poetry forms later here I am.

Still writing, not every day. Still learning – about poetry, about the world around me and about myself. Still inspired by life, by poetry and by the natural world around me.