#PoetryWeek – Kickoff – poet Robert Zimmermann

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Hello everyone and thank you for stopping in for the first post many posts planned for POETRY WEEK!

As you probably know, unless you’re a new fan (hello and welcome, if you are) I’m a poet before anything else. I published my debut collection, From Where I Stand, last November. And a few months later I released a chapbook called Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems. Aside from the single poem, I Would, back in February, I haven’t really done much in the world of poetry since the first two releases. That’s about to change!

I created this event in order to showcase some great poets, and also to bring poetry into the public eye and be very upfront about it. I hope that that’s the case at least. I feel that poetry needs a little push and maybe this event is a start to that push. Aside from it being about poetry getting a little attention, it’s also a way to help push me to actually do something in the way of writing.

So what is the point of my post? I don’t know. No, no, I kind of know….

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Believe it or not, I’m in the process of writing a new collection of poetry. I even have a cover all made up and almost finalized. What’s left? Well, I actually have to write the poems for it.

But you’re all in luck!!!!! I have some poems written, and I want to give you a little taste of what the collection will have. Below you’ll find a poem that I wrote up last week and would like to include. I’ll also let you know the title (which could change at any time). I’m calling this collection A Sense of Fall. As the title suggests, fall will be a major influence and “character” in the poems. Not all the poems will deal with it, but being that I tend to find the most inspiration in this season, it only seemed right to include it a bit more. Many of the poems so far have dealt with nature and have strayed away from the feel of From Where I Stand. While that’s the case, I can’t say for sure that it won’t have a darker tone at times, but maybe you’ll actually get a cheerier read this time around. We’ll just have to see though.

Please enjoy this poem, and be on the lookout for more updates for A Sense of Fall. Also, be sure to come back tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after and so on…there’s more great poets and poetry to come ALL week long!

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Where I Am
(working title)

I don’t know exactly
where I am,
but I do know
where I am not.
I’m in a patch of land
surrounded by man,
yet, it’s a place
that man forgot.

There is wisdom here,
among the trees.
Knowledge and lessons
under the leaves.
Years of tales,
stories to be heard
It is in the wind
and in the song of a bird.

I came to be taught,
to experience.
I’ll listen to the
wind’s whisper,
the branches as the creak,
and the footfalls of
a young deer
passing by.

I know exactly
where I am,
and I know exactly
where I am not.
I’m home in nature.

– Robert Zimmermann

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This is the part of the post where a bio and links will go, but since all that is already on this blog, because it’s mine, how about I just share links to my FREE poem I WOULD…

Grab it. Read it. (Review it, if you must). And above all…go enjoy some poetry!

I Would

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10 responses to “#PoetryWeek – Kickoff – poet Robert Zimmermann

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