WordCounter did its thing for me. Here are the top 25 words in my unpublished manuscript, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception. The reason tantrum and America and panel are so frequent is that I have poems about each that repeat those words incessantly. Ditto with hate and because, but this does not explain all the times.
And o, I love how there are 29 o's.
Little, nothing, good, don't: I never would have guessed.
Or, speaking of never, 24 of those.
And obviously, I have a problem with beginning sentences "Say . . . ".
Like Anne Sexton, the business of words often keeps me awake. My favorite tulip? Queen of the Night. My books include The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely. I also wrote a book of 366 writing prompts, one for every day of the year, with Kelli Russell Agodon: The Daily Poet, curate Beacon Bards, a 2nd Wednesday of the month poetry reading series at The Station in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood, and edit Crab Creek Review. Poems are forthcoming in Poetry, The Cincinnati Review, Orion, Southern Indiana Review, & Crab Orchard Review.