…and 200 came and went

dearest readers,

thank you so much for continuing to take the time to follow my poetry blog.  as of late, posting as been a struggle–life is hectic and full of the usual day-to-day that happens when one is fully submersed in the mundanity of things.  and that is what and where i am.

yet i press on, writing on the margins of my calendar, fervently typing in the few minutes i have between pressing needs of the hour.  most days i do not have it in me to ponder much more than whether i have had a cup of coffee, the first sip of which is a momentary exercise in much-needed self-absorption.

and so i write this note to express my continued pleasure at seeing that you’ve read, perhaps liked, perhaps commented.  the last post, no. 110, was the 200th post i have made!  i hope to add more regularly again, especially as the reprieve of summer holidays is just around the corner…

until then!

 

one hundred, of sorts

dearest readers,

i’m closing-in on no. 100, although it’s not my 100th post, nor is it my 100th poem on this blog.  but in my catalog of poetry, i’ve categorized mundane musings separately from my other poetry.  so really, i guess it’s 100 poems PLUS thirty-six mundane musings, PLUS a couple of poems classified as ‘conversations’.  and of course, my short fiction.  all in the span of about six months!

i can’t tell you all what an accomplishment this is for me.  and yes, i’m brazenly tooting my own horn here.  since i started this blog last december, i’ve been posting a piece of writing almost every day, with the exception of two short hiatuses.  writing a piece of my heart daily is something i’ve never been able to do before–journals, diaries, creative writing–they all fell to the wayside after a few days or weeks when i got too busy or didn’t feel the impetus to pick up a writing implement or sit at the computer.

thank you all for staying with me here.  i know i’ve made a few thank-you posts here already, but i must take a moment again to revel in the thought that all of you out there have helped to make me accountable to my writing goal.  and this goal was simply to find the confidence and strength to share pieces of myself without embarrassment or worry.

cheers!

mariahv (hupsutupsu)

the one hundred

my dear readers,

it’s been over one hundred days, over one hundred posts.

but today i saw that i reached one hundred followers(!), and i wanted to thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to read, perhaps reflect, and choose to keep up with my writing by following.  i can’t tell you how honored i feel.

as always, your amazing thoughts are welcome–i’m always happy to engage in a little dialogue about poetry and prose.  and of course, constructive ideas are appreciated!

much gratitude,

mariahv/hupsutupsu

no. 43

appreciation

if i write enough about thanks

perhaps i’ll learn to be thankful

sometimes it just takes practice

putting the words together

like a prayer

in the sacred church of my

heart

gratitude will be a song

in that secret place

and the vibrations will

resonate until they

escape

they will reach each corner

of the universe

resounding perennially.

(written 9 december 2017)