Today is the first day of NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, an annual project in which participants write a poem each day in April. It unfolds in the tradition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, held in November) and motivates, inspires, and engages poets of all levels, genres, and backgrounds.
While a poem a day is the ultimate goal, there’s really no “right” way to participate. Start today and keep at it, and experiment as you see fit. Focus entirely on sonnets, or experiment with free verse. Participate on your own, or collaborate with others. Publish on your blog, or experiment offline.
I’m no poet, but I do like arranging words! I may not be able to post one a day, but I’m gonna try. Here goes:
Poem #1: “Eyes”
Essence and being
Turning back into form
Dreaming soul wake up
Time to mourn
Allow me to see him
His fragrance and eyes
Let me stay in that world
Where he never dies
Rewriting life since the sudden death of my nine-year-old son, Sam (2007).
Trying to LEARN, think, remember, IMAGINE, cope, care, read, EAT, write, live, LAUGH, listen, enjoy, walk, meditate, stretch, watch, stop, BREATHE...and keep going.