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NaPoWriMo #19

April 19, 2012


NaPoWriMo #19

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.
~Don Marquis

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.


  1. April 19, 2012 12:18 am

    That’s an awfully lovely quote about the Grand Canyon, and I might want to steal it!

    duck soup

  2. April 19, 2012 1:41 am

    Thank you for your permission to relax. This month has been a difficult one for me – not just the writing, but the reading and commenting: my energy runs out after a couple and I have to stop. My poem is to yesterday’s Napo prompt:

    • April 19, 2012 4:14 am

      You surely don’t need our permission Viv, but if it makes you more at ease, yes please, it’s all yours to have! You are so very welcome here.

  3. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    April 19, 2012 2:39 am

    Two (so far) for Day 19 of NaPoWriMo:

    “A Honeybee’s Rejoicing”

    “Six Takes on ‘Honeybees’”

  4. April 19, 2012 2:57 am

    For today I am submitting a poem on “spirit,” which I wrote for the WWP prompt for yesterday.

  5. April 19, 2012 3:35 am

    This comes from several prompts (here #102 and PA Day 17 and 19) but I just finished it today, so I’m posting it as Day 19.

  6. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    April 19, 2012 5:15 am

    One more for Day 19: “First Light”

    Thank you for this community space!

  7. April 19, 2012 5:55 am

    I agree, thank you for this space and the encouragement! I can’t wait to dedicate some time to reading/commenting in the coming weeks. Here’s a rhymey one I eeked out this evening…

  8. April 19, 2012 5:58 am

    This morning’s events in London merit a little bit more than a 3-line haiku:

  9. jadepagepress permalink
    April 19, 2012 6:03 am

    I followed the PAD Challenge today to write a poem about a life event: august 19, 1982

  10. April 19, 2012 7:03 am

    I am thrilled for this space, and appreciate your thoughtful clarification, Neil. It’s been a crazy busy month. Here is my day 19….only 11 more to go!
    endless thread

    • April 19, 2012 11:18 pm

      You are more than welcome Brenda. I am pleased. Thank you.


  11. April 19, 2012 9:25 am

    It’s a glorious Thursday ~~ Day 19 ~~ Treasured Cache

  12. April 19, 2012 10:39 am

    The Elfje;
    Instead of writing more…I’ll try to read a bit as the grandchild naps…

  13. April 19, 2012 4:54 pm

    NaPoWriMo Prompt, day 19:

    Thank you! 🙂 Happy Poeming, Everybody.

  14. April 19, 2012 8:21 pm

    It is late, but here is an offering in keeping up with the spirit of Napo.


    Cat and Tears

  15. April 19, 2012 10:29 pm

    Wrote two today, but only one worth sharing: honeybee.

    Neil, thanks for the words on what’s going on this month. I just posted something yesterday along the same lines. I received lovely, thoughtful responses that reminded me what it’s all about. Writing the poem is the cake; getting encouraging comments is the icing.

    And thanks for the quotes. I’ve been copying them all month.


    • April 19, 2012 11:29 pm

      Thank you Richard. Well said by you. Yes, yes, I think the internet is the new communication experience, and what that means we are still figuring out.

      Thanks for your participation! That is why we’re here.


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