My idea is a book of poems and collages, one for each month of the year. The title would be something along the lines of "A Year of Color" or "A Colorful Year." I have always thought of the calendar year in terms of colors; each month seems to have particular hues associated with it (is that just me, or does everyone picture months and seasons this way?). If I could write one poem and do one corresponding collage per month this year, by the end of the year, I might have my book. Poetry is not typically a big seller, but I think this might be worth the risk. Dare I take on this ambitious challenge?
Here is my first attempt at a poem for January:
January's wintry light
shines on every shade of white,
from dazzling pure to pearly gray,
the twilight of a snowy day,
the silver sheen of icy lake,
the sparkle of a crisp snowflake.
A clean, fresh start, the chance to seize
a year of possibilities.
Through new-fallen snow, the path is clear:
Start anew - January's here.
Now all I have to do is make a lacy white collage to go with it - in the next ten days!!!!