Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Monday, October 01, 2012

Oct 1: Let Us Begin

Let Us Begin

Let us begin this journey, you and I,
we who have weathered four decades
together, a joining no one expected
to last, but we have
persevered through every
turning of the seasons.
Now we are here.
At the edge of fall,
that golden breaking of summer.
I see the gray in your hair;
I will hold your hand
every day that we have.

Today begins the October Poetry Writing Month Challenge, dubbed OctPoWrMo, most likely a spinoff of April's poetry challenge and the November Novel Writing Month NoWriMo, which I have done several times now, though not achieving that goal of 50,000 words.

But we leave for Africa at the end of the month, and so this poetry challenge fits right into preparing to leave my notebook -- and all else -- behind. Check out the daily prompts at OctPoWriMo's blog  You can follow on Twitter hashtag #OctPoWriMo or on Facebook Writing Poetry Group if you are so inclined. See what others have written here at Linky.


  1. "that golden breaking of summer..." Excellent! Oh my, why would you leave your notebook behind when you are going to Africa? I can see so much rising within you to flow upon the page while you are there. Thank you for joining this journey of poetic words with us! I look forward to reading more.

  2. Ohhh... words to woo any romantic like me! Lovely and sooo grateful to know you are along for the OctPoWriMo adventure!

  3. Anonymous4:00 AM

    Oh I loved this slice of your journey Beth.