As many of you may already know, April is National Poetry Month. There are all kinds of wonderful literary pursuits available to the serious writer and to the word-dabbler.
One option is NaPoWriMo.
What is this!? Well, it is an invitation to write one poem each day during the month of April.
Feeling brave? looking for a challenge?
Jump right in – and do not fret about the perfection of the work.
Here is a friendly hand reaching out to you and a sincere grin welcoming you to have fun with poetry.
I will be fearless and will begin with a poem written right this very second, completely off the cuff at 10:55pm on April 1st …
My eyes slip and slide
My head fills with down
Soft and wifty and not unlike a pillow’s stuffing
But the keyboard hums and clicks
A garish light commands
And I find myself making poetry from hours and minutes blinking
Silent anxiety that comes from a task undone
A life incomplete
A poem asleep underneath a coverlet of useless words.
There it is – my first poem of April!
And now it’s your turn – only be sure to tag your creations with NaPoWriMo so it can be found by other like-minded pals!
Until tomorrow …