As of today, I have 15 poems written for the new manuscript. The poems are being written primarily in chronological order (as it pertains to the ordering of the entire book according to the actual history of Springville) but four of the fifteen poems written are decidedly for the latter parts of the book.
I have started to see the possibilities of ordering already, as I can foresee approximately 20 poems being written for the first section which will cover 1850-1900; another 20 poems for the middle section (1900-1950), and hopefully another 20 poems written for the latter part of the book (1950-undetermined). This leaves me to believe I will be creating a manuscript of somewhere between 80-100 pages of poetry, since I need to make room for several narrative poems which I am hoping to make 2-4 pages each and one autobiographical poem of at least 5-10 pages. Of course, if the personal poem doesn't work out to my liking, the book will be much shorter.
Titles of poems, as the manuscript stands are:
Hobble Creek Almanac
We Were Called
A Place to Start
Instructions Given for the Construction of Fortifications and Homes
Venit Vultis Erant Victum
At the Springville City Cemetery
Instructions Given for the Proper Treatment of Stillbirth, Premature, and
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I hope all s well with you. Talk to you most likely on the flip side of Thanksgiving.