National Poetry Writing Month, April 2012
We Write Poems:
It’s National Poetry Month! Read our start up posting to learn what we’re doing here. Come write with us!
Poem Day number Nineteen! Link your poems or comments below!
Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Do you like footnotes? Well, here’s a couple feet for you!
At the least, reading the comments of folks posting their poem links here, two particular thoughts come to mind I’d like to share. First, and I’m happy to see that many have figured this out as we mean it here – while for NaPoWriMo many folk have taken on the challenge of a-poem-a-day, and there’s definitely something to be learned within that labor – same time, we here care more about encouraging people to appreciate and write poems, no matter the quantity, no matter if you’ve come to the game after the starting call. We are not counting here. Count if it pleases you. However we simply appreciate your participation. Period. We may later actually ask you to “rest” from writing, see what arrives that way too.
Second we note that it has been to some measure uncomfortable for many that it is hard to keep up with reading/commenting on other’s poems. Surely we understand how that’s hard right now. Please, please, just relax. At the end of this April month I think we may do something special to relieve that discomfort (more to come when the time arrives).
Meanwhile, write, enjoy, participate however you wish to do! You are welcome here.