Friday, February 26, 2016

Poetry Re-issue: I Wrote The End

Since I'm celebrating 10 years of blogging here, I figured I'd re-post my very first blogged poem on its exact 10th anniversary.

I Wrote the End
Greg Pincus

I wrote the end of this short verse before I wrote the start.
I wrote the end because I knew the end by heart.
I wrote the ending first since that’s my favorite part.
I wrote the end of this short verse before I wrote the start.

In full disclosure, when I posted this back in February of 2006 the word "verse" was actually "post" as it was a more self-reflexive blog post poem. Both work. (Also, if you check out that original post, you'll note that a friend of mine left a comment in Fib form weeks before I blogged about Fibs. I'd forgotten that!)

It's Poetry Friday (which also didn't exist when I figure posted that poem), and you can see the roundup over at Elizabeth Steinglass' blog. Go check that link out for tons of amazing poetry fun.

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Liz Steinglass said...

Hi Greg. It still works ten years later. The last line made me smile.

Carol Varsalona said...

Like the end before the start, Greg. Happy Celebration!

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

Ten years—Awesome! And sharing the first poem you blogged was the perfect way to celebrate.

Violet N. said...

Congratulations, Gret, on 10 years! Your poems always give me a chuckle when they land in my email.

Heidi said...

Happy anniversary, Greg--isn't it strange to go back and find things you couldn't have remembered, despite full attention? You should write a little "next ten years" ditty, a time capsule of today!