“The Invention of Color: Tekhelet” Tupelo Press Poetry 30/30 Project Day 10

Today’s poem, The Invention of Color: Tekhelet, is the second in a series of color poems I just started working on this week.  I got the idea from a episode of the podcast “Stuff You Missed In History,” which is completely delightful and always has interesting tidbits of story that make for poem subjects.  This process of daily writing and posting is both a good habit to develop and something of a chore at times!

I head home from Glen West today after a week devoted to artistic pursuit with like-minded people.  It was a major treat, but I really don’t think I want to read another poem again for awhile! I’m a bit tapped out on critique. 🙂  It’s a good reminder to realize that art is merely a part of life, a way of life, not something which can sustain complete focus all the time.  This is what I like about poem writing and reading – it can happen in the midst of the busyness of everyday things, but shed a new light on those things so that it elevates and sustains them.

As a reminder, the goal of this project is to help Tupelo raise money for it’s publishing endeavors.  If you are able, consider giving $5 on my behalf to help out.  Here is the link to their online donation system. Thanks!

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