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 Here are the top 25 words in my unpublished manuscript, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception.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 & 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. I edit Crab Creek Review and teach at Bellevue College.