NaPoMo

Day 30

It's here! The final day of National Poetry Month. And I succeeded in writing 30 poems (32, in fact), in 30 days. And while many of them require extensive revision, I don't think any of them are completely terrible. Rachel's Day 30 Poem: Love Letter to Hadrosaurus Foulkii, the State Dinosaur of New Jersey Someone… Continue reading Day 30

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Day 29

I wrote today's poem. It's entirely too personal to post, and so I will only say that it's about dying stars. Someone Else's Poem: Langston Hughes' "I, Too, Sing America" One more day of drafting, and then a break. Some other NaPoMo work to check out: Donna V is posting snippets of her drafts (and… Continue reading Day 29

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Day 28

Two more days. I have 30 poems written (most of which need heavy revision), so I could just stop right now. But I feel like that's cheating.I have been collecting prompts this week, too, storing them up for future writing sessions. But now, of course, I'm sort of wondering when those writing sessions might occur:… Continue reading Day 28

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Day 27

Operation: Rescue Señor Grackle is complete! The story is a funny one, which involves me wearing a sheet over my head and Donna brandishing a banker's box. Señor Grackle is now comfortably resting at the local wildlife refuge (which is not as local as it sounds....long winding road.) And then I wrote this thing, which… Continue reading Day 27

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Day 26

I'm four poems away from finishing the month. This is the best I've done with this challenge in years. And I think probably some of the best draft work I've done in years, too. I'm happy with a lot of what I've done this month. And I'm excited to dig in and start revising. Rachel's… Continue reading Day 26

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Day 25

Yesterday I tried to write a poem and couldn't. Today I didn't try and then suddenly it happened. I think this is what happens when NaPoMo is nearing its end. Fortunately there were a few days where I wrote two poems, so I'm still ahead. Rachel's Day 25 Poem: Letter from My Brother, Who Recommended… Continue reading Day 25