Happy New Year!
And thank you for all your:
Likes and comments
You are all such lovely people.
Let’s hope 2018 is a better year for our planet
And for everyone in every country.
I will do my best to come visit your blogs in 2018
As much as I possibly can.
Come follow me on Twitter if you like.
Just say Hi and that you found me here
And I will follow you back.
I often post haikus and photos
(Sometimes together) ooh!
That don’t appear on my blog.
It’s all good fun
And in the best possible taste.
I am always humbled by these little blogging milestones.
Thank you for reading my poems and being so very supportive.
I hope I can give you good reason to award me 1000 more likes in the New Year.
Here’s to you and me finding new ways to string our words together.
Dear One Hundred Friend(s)
This haiku is just for you
Thank you very much
It’s actually quite difficult keeping track of follower numbers as the WordPress counter doesn’t appear to register non-WordPress account holders who follow by email. It occurred to me that I may have already passed the One Hundred mark but no matter. What is important is the support and encouragement we offer each other on a daily basis, both as writers and fellow human beings, often treading the same precarious path between light and dark, day and night, right and wrong.
So for the purpose of this little milestone, I dedicate the above haiku to two people:
Firstly, my Twitter friend @jillcdalin – I used to have a Twitter account but never used it much. A couple of months ago I decided to delete it and start again and since then have found some wonderfully talented and kind writing friends. I didn’t know what to expect of myself when I rejoined. I’m not one for self-publicising excessively, preferring in part to share my writing rather than only offering it up to journals and competitions. But Twitter, with its limited word count, offers the perfect habitat for haiku and micropoetry and the perfect conditions to spark exchanges between Twitter friends. Long may that continue. If you fancy a twitter come find me @ColinHillWriter
Secondly, to Eunoia Review who hit the follow button at about the same time and by coincidence today published a poem by my good friend and poet Paul Waring
Thank you both and thank you to the previous 99 or so followers of my humble blog. I raise a glass of herbal tea and drink a toast to you all. Here’s to the next One Hundred!
my WordPress blog is ONE follower away from ONE HUNDRED.
Who will it be?
I’m genuinely excited about this little milestone.
Off to bed now but I will be back in the morning to (fingers crossed) find out.
I’m very pleased to say my ‘at the sink’ is this week’s Write Out Loud Poem of the Week. You can read more about the poem on this link:
photo credit: BBC Films / UK Film Council from the film Fish Tank (2009)
I am pleased to say my poem ‘La Muerte’ has been included in this months Visual Verse – an online anthology of art and words – “one image, one hour, 50-500 words. The picture is the starting point, the text is up to you.” If you love art as much as I do and enjoy putting your own unique interpretation to an image, then this challenge could be right up your visual street. My thanks to the editors. You can read ‘La Muerte’ here: