Greetings, fellow poetry enthusiasts!
It’s that time of year again! NaPoWriMo!!! For those unaware of what that is, National Poetry Writing Month is when writers and poets alike attempt to write 30 poems within the 30 days of April.
Last year, I remember waking up to reluctantly check my Twitter feed, expecting to see a long strand of juvenile April Fools Jokes. I was pleasantly surprise to see many people posting their first poems for NaPoWriMo.
It was quite refreshing to learn of this writing challenge. I had hit a bit of a writing slump and I needed something to stimulate some creative juices. Someone had just suggested two weeks earlier that I start blogging every day to build up stamina. The issue was that I didn’t know what the heck to write about. But learning of NaPoWriMo got me excited to try posting poems.
Disclaimer: I’m not a very good poet. Most of my poems from last year were rantings about how frustrated I was at my students or other infuriating people in my life. I had attempted to post a few positive poems, but my overall themes tended to be pretty negative. And I suck at rhythm and rhymes. I still do. So pretty much all the poems I’ll write this year will be pretty raw and rough. Hopefully you don’t mind too much.
Now, keep in mind that I’ve got a pretty hectic life right now. If you pop onto my blog every day expecting to have a new poem posted at a certain time every day, you’ll be very disappointed. I foresee missing a few days here and there. I just might even have to do what I did last year and post a whole week’s worth of poems all at once.
So I apologize in advance for the inconsistencies with my posting times. I’ve got a poetry notebook I’ll be carrying around–thanks to my good friend, Samantha Gebel, who gave it to me as a beautiful Christmas gift, not knowing that it would soon be used to hold amateur poems. Even if I’m not posting poems daily, I’ll still be working on them when I can and hopefully I won’t get to the end and be too far behind.
As always, thanks for coming to read my ramblings. All poems will be listed in the “Poems” Category, so feel free to peruse at your leisure.
If you’re also participating in NaPoWriMo, leave a link to your site in the comments and I’ll try to find time to go read your beauties.