I cannot believe it. When I think about all the poems I wrote last April for NaPoWriMo, it seems like just last week. How can we be right at the door of the next National Poetry Month already?
Well, one reason it seems so recent, of course, is that I’ve just recently had a book come out that includes quite a few of those poems from last NaPoWriMo, so I’ve been working with them again fairly recently. But today it really hit me that I’m going to have to get my rhythm and rhyme on and get down to business again next week. NEXT WEEK!?!?!? YES!
Last year I was two days behind, so I had to work even harder to catch up, so this year, I’m going to be ready and waiting for April first. And while I’m at it, I’ll just add that I think we should re-christen that day anyway.
From now on we must not refer to April first as “April Fool’s Day.”
As of this post, I hereby christen April first “POET’S DAY.” We have a Mother’s Day, a Father’s Day, a Grandparent’s Day, a Children’s Day, a Veterans’ Day, a Secretary’s Day, etc., etc., etc. So it’s only fair that the world be given a chance to celebrate those rare individuals who lighten the soul, tantalize the senses, plumb the depths of the heart, and carry us away on meter and rhyme and figurative language. LONG LIVE THE POETS!
If you want to be ready for NaPoWriMo 2014, hop over and check out the preparations underway at the home site: http://www.napowrimo.net/
4 thoughts on “Oh My Goodness! It’s Almost National Poetry Month!”
Good luck with it.. 😉
Last year I managed to write only 18 poems in the 30 days, but that was more than I’d written in any other 30-day period, so it was a real accomplishment for me. There were a couple of the challenges I wasn’t interested in at all, but most of them were really fun and some were a real test for me. So even if I don’t write all 30 this time, I think I’ll feel good about doing some.
I know you’ll make it!
Well, last year I wrote only 18 in the 30 days, but I was really happy with all of them, and some of them were a real test for me because I’d not forced myself to write in those particular forms. So even if I don’t do 30 this year, I’m sure I’ll be glad I made the effort to do as many as possible. There were a few of the challenges last year that I didn’t like, so I didn’t do them, and that may be so this year as well, but I’ll jump in and have a go at it anyway.