Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 2013 update

I read this on Fay Aoyagi's blog:

I wish I could
punch New Year
and escape from it
                                                Yuge Fujio

Though it's true that I have similar sentiments sometimes, yet January promises to be interesting on the poetry front. I am participating in the January Mindful Writing Challenge (previously known as A River of Stones) by Fiona Robyn and Kaspalita , as well as the doodle-ku on Aubrie Cox's blog, 
Yay Words , which I absolutely couldn't resist. This time it's called He doodles, you ku as the sketches/doodles are being done by her friend HM Yuan. You could find out all about this project here.

I would have loved to do NaHaiWriMo and Rick Daddario's challenge as well, but I must be careful not to bunch myself up into a ball, which could be the at the root of all my health issues, as my husband would have me believe. So...

Regarding small stones, I had thought I'd do more poetry this year, but find myself veering more towards prose again. But that doesn't matter...prose or poetry, writing a small stone everyday has always been a restful and healing experience for me. I've already started posting the stones here on my blog daily.  I'd probably be posting the doodle-ku on a weekly basis.

 And now I'm off to sculpt my today's stone.

Happy New Year to you all!


Kirsten Cliff said...

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013, Sanjuktaa!

Rick.Daddario said...

aloha Sanjukta A. and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year) or. possibly, preferably, a strong pen flow all year long on you.

i like the Stones/JMWC you are doing. i'm tempted to follow suit—altho possibly like you i suspect i am tempted by way more than i can handle.

very cool on your selection of prompts to play by and wow on your Olive – No.9 International Kukai voting place with the ku you entered. awing. and deserving.

be well. and write. aloha. Rick

sanjuktaa said...

Aloha, Rick, very glad for your visit and Hau'oli Makahiki hou to you too. (I love the sound of your language.)Am so happy that you like what I am doing...would have loved to do your Ku on This as well, but postponed it for more relaxing times so that i could do justice to them.

I too, am enjoying your offerings on Doodle-ku!
Have a great year of poetry. Mahalo :-)

sanjuktaa said...

Thank you, Kirsten and happy new year to you too!