gearing up for NAPOWRIMO
if only there were a poetry depot
I’m excited but also terrified
from the expectations specified
I’ve psyched myself out
and now I’m in a drought
What do I do?
I fret and I stew
for its when I must
that I go bust
I resist and revolt
I need a lightening bolt
but I must write poetry in April
perhaps I should be grateful
I have words to share
and poetry swoops in to save the day
there was a bit of brilliancy, there,
but it’s over now
Need a creative boost? I do! I love Kick in the Creatives...
#Poetember ... For the poets out there, this month we are introducing the brand new poetry challenge, ‘Poetember.’’ We are challenging you to write and share a poem every day throughout September!
Prompt #3 (waiting)...
Operation Library/Afternoon Adventure
Putting the pen to the paper: This poem was created out of my 30 minute ‘Free Write’ at my local library. I noticed my prose was poem-y, or my poem was prose-y, so I did a quick edit as I inputted the words into the second draft. ** It is still a work in progress.
Hear the sounds of nature along Spencer Creek... What can you hear? What can you see? Or, simply relax and follow the little yellow ball. Taking some time to just chill out is really good for you says all sorts of research out there (just Google it, if you don't believe me!).
... And then I had a bit of a creative tantrum, which was super cathartic. I feel much better, thanks.
It's April; it's National Poetry Writing Month - or, NaPoWriMo, as we poets affectionally call it:) Join me in this venture of creative wordplay; it may just make your day! Check out the official NaPoWriMo2016 website to add your site to the participant's list and get going!
Since last April, I have taken a 6-week workshop through Coursera, called Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop with Douglas Kearney, which was my first ever poetry workshop and it was pretty cool, and free!
Poems from the workshop, and others since last NaPoWriMo:
Official NaPoWriMo2016 Prompt:
Write a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes.
I turned something I came up with yesterday (in response to something that caught my eye on Facebook), into my Lune poem, using the syllable count pattern of 5-3-5. It might be kind of fun to use the variant of word count 5-3-5. And, I may even attempt to make a poem from scratch, intentionally using this poetic form... Without further ado.... Here is my Day 1 poem:
Here's an inspirational tune to get us all going:
Today is a great day to create a great day.
This site is my attempt at gathering all of my creativity that I have strewn about out 'there'....
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