When putting together a collection, I like to arrange the poems so that they link. The challenge of linking all the poems together may be one of my favorite parts. Whether intentional or not, each poem influences the reading of the next, so I think of a collection as a sequence or even a loose narrative. Apparently so was everyone else for this prompt!
I was delighted by the collaboration among poets in the renray and rengay sequences. In addition, there were poems paired together, and others that worked so closely together it felt that they should go together. When it came time to put the poems together as one cohesive collection, they clustered together naturally.
Now the days will get shorter and daylight will slip away, but inspiration will remain the same.
20 June, 2012