Tonight before bed I decided I would make an accurate and up to date accounting of my recent work output. Regarding my poetry.
As of tonight I have recently (within the past year and a half) written 279 individual poems.
That does not account for all of my older poems, such as those comprising my 6 completed books of poetry.
Nor does it account for all of the verse appearing in my novels, children’s books, and other writings. Nor does it account for any of my song lyrics or the 33 poems I have started but have not yet finished.
Nor does it account for any of my epic poetry or any of my longer works of verse. All of which I’ll have to account for later, when I have the time.
Of the 279 more recent poems, and the currently unfinished poems, I suspect I could create two new books of poetry, or maybe three, depending on the length of some of these individual poems.
Which would bring the total number of books of poetry I have written to 9, not counting epics, mythic poetry, and books of romantic and love poetry.
At the moment I am satisfied with this count.