I want to devote the month of May to some revisions, and trying to figure out the shape of the manuscript. My gut sense is that, what I have here will make a decent chapbook. It might be a little too monotonous to think of a book from the material I have, but I will see. I am planning to assemble 32 pages worth of material from here. But then again, I have barely written down the poems in my notebook. I will have to see how they look as more finished, final products.
Now, what I have learnt from doing this:
a. I can write everyday. I can write 30 poems in 30 days.
b. I like the discipline of writing everyday, although I must confess, it's hard to take a second look at some of the poems.
c. I now have a body of work, which was created without the kind of inhibition that comes with trying new material. ( There wasn't much time to feel inhibited.)
d. There is a kind of peace in knowing that I cannot really push a specific topic beyond this point right now.
Now, I will congratulate myself a little bit and reward myself by having a kulfi. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new month!