I realize this is a little late, but happy New Year to you all!  I took a couple of days off – I was sick on New Years night and wiped out the next day because of it.  So now I am trying to catch up on reading and I am still trying to wrap my brain around what to do.

I have contemplated Wordy Wednesdays, Talkative Tuesdays/Thursdays, Shorthand Saturdays/Sundays, and even Monologue Mondays… none of them seemed to fit right.  I don’t want to be chained down to a particular day.  Almost all the time I was growing up and was terribly shy I would be told to speak up and stop mumbling, so I think Mumbles is a good fit.

Don’t ask me where I am headed with Mumbles, I am not entirely sure yet.  I like to think of it as a conversation between friends.  Who knows where my mind may wander to, but I honestly hope you will continue to join me in this written journey.

I do plan to still do the daily word prompts this year, but will try occasionally to branch out from only poetry posts.  There were a couple of words that really threw me on poetic standings, but I can always find ways to write around a topic (I think).  So that will be a challenge to try some flash fiction, limit word writing and maybe even structured poetry besides haikus and limericks.

Forgive me tonight as I fill your readers or inboxes with posts trying to catch up to date on daily posts.  One other thing I want to ask of you… please share with me what you like and don’t like about my mumbles.  I welcome comments!

So I will try to speak up a little but listen closely because this year will be my year to mumble…


I Surrender

My muse will have no part of it… she refuses.  This should be where I write a nice little poem for the word prompt of the day, but I am drawing more than a blank screen.  Actually it has not been a great day for me here on WordPress.

I must apologize to those blogs I liked today and did not comment like I normally would.  There is not a single post today that has shown comments or the ability to add one.  I am not sure if it is a problem with my account or a site wide issue.  I just know there were some great posts I read today I wish I could have commented on.  So if you got a like today know that kind words went along with it!

I hope to be able to comment again starting tomorrow.  I also hope my muse returns with some words of inspiration … actually I would just settle for a better word prompt!  Here is the best I can do today…

the word is too much

for my muse to take today

so I will decline