Free Verse Friday #1 – Beginning


Today begins our year long poetry practice – on the first Friday of each month, Linda and I (and anyone else who joins) wel be writing a poem based on the theme of the month and a photo taken relating to that theme.

This month the theme is “Beginning”. There are so many options.

I chose to go with the beginning of a new year and I created a journal page, in a new journal, and then photographed it. I am choosing to write 30 word poems.

Be sure to check out Linda’s poem here.

Here is my journal page and following my poem.

2023 – A New Year

A new year

Time to start fresh


One Little Word?

One gets broken

One guides all year.

What will this year bring?

End to covid?



New beginnings.

Please join us – anytime this month. Just add your poem and photo in the comments!

The quotes I used are listed below:

Goodbye 2022

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Welcome 2023

The best is yet to come.  -Frank Sinatra

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. -Melody Beattie,

4 thoughts on “Free Verse Friday #1 – Beginning

    • I know all about that motivation. I can’t seem to be consistent with daily writing, even tho I do want to.
      The themes for the first 3 months are:
      Jan – beginnings
      Feb – winter
      March – green
      Hope you join in – every first friday of the month.

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