I’m continuing to play this weekend on my book of poetry the working title for which has been Glimpses (as in “Glimpses of my Heart and Spirit.” You can see some of my poetry at Grateful Man’s Poetry
I’m attempting to put my poetry into some semblance of order and would love and appreciate your input on a couple of things. I began sorting them via topic and created a category I temporarily labeled “Miscellaneous” for those creations which didn’t fit neatly into any of the categories I’d created nor any single category I could think of. Of course it wouldn’t do for a poet to use such a bland and lifeless word as “miscellaneous” as a category in my book, so I tried to come up with a more poetic description of the quite varied and always-changing types of poetry in that section. I came up with the word “Kaleidoscope.” I found I was putting most of my poetry in that section.
Then two thoughts occurred to me almost simultaneously:
One can glimpse into a Kaleidoscope. Pehaps I should change the name of the book to Glimpses in a Kaleidoscope. What do you think? Should I change the name to Glimpses in a Kaleidoscope or stay with Glimpses?
Some readers like to be able to go back and easily find favorite pieces so I’d planned to create a Table of Contents of the various categories. Since most of the poems are in the Kaleidoscope section, I’m now questioning whether I should even have categories. I could also alphabetize them to make them easier to find. Which of the three options do you recommend? I’d love to hear what you think!