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NaPoWriMo “saying thanks!”

May 1, 2012



expressing our appreciation for each other!

We Write Poems:
May 1st.  Whether you wrote a few April poems or adopted that path of one-poem-a-day for the NaPoWriMo we celebrate your participation here with us!

While a labor of love we also understand how difficult it has been for many to keep up with both writing then reading and commenting on other participants poems.  Thus to start this month we’d like to offer you some time of rest and reading for a change.  Here’s what we’d like to suggest…

Select one, two or three of your April poems and link them here, to this very post.

These might be your personal favorites or ones that you’d most like to get feedback on, for whatever the reason.  Then we’d like to ask all participants here to try their best to read at least this smaller select group of poems.  There will be no writing prompt this week just to give you that much more energy and focus to this part of the writing process – appreciation, you know!

No timelines either this week.  Post here as soon as you wish.  Then return during the week to pick up the links of others.

Thank you all again for participating with us here.  We are pleased and honored to provide this community space for you.

(We will still post our Wednesday “It’s Time to Post Your Poems!” posting for last week’s prompt, but there will be no new “prompt” for this week.)

Happy reading to everyone!

  1. May 1, 2012 2:44 pm
    What a great idea. Thank you! Happy May Day!

  2. May 1, 2012 4:45 pm

    A review, hmmm…these two poems were the least commented. So yea. Ok if really nothing to say. No obligation to say anything really.

    the trouble is the art of forgetting

    she believes in something

  3. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    May 1, 2012 5:16 pm

    These are probably my three favorite posts from NaPoWriMo:

    A haibun, Honey for My Soul

    Whirling Haiku and Senryu

    The ‘Eyes’ Have It

    I have to confess to feeling somewhat let down, now that April is but a memory.

    Thank you for providing this community gathering space for poets!

  4. May 1, 2012 7:28 pm

    This is really a thoughtful idea, I appreciate the sentiment, also, thank you!

    This was my last PAD for poetic asides:

    and here’s one when all I could think about was sleep. :)!

    I’m feeling the same way as magicalmystical teacher…I do feel a bit bummed today but that’s alright, it’s to be expected. It’s nice to hear I’m not the only one feeling that way. Smiles to everyone!

  5. May 2, 2012 4:26 am

    Here is one that I am fond of, but I think needs some improvement. Possibly word choice or word placement. Critiques are more than welcome. I shall back to read this evening. I am going back to work after 4 glorious days off…

    Thanks wwp!


  6. May 2, 2012 2:07 pm
    Because it was written for a prompt that at Writing Our Way Home
    Because it was written for another prompt word list but became the prequel to Sorcery
    And this series of Elfje… just because so many folks were introduced to the form by me in April and maybe others might try the form if they see it again… usually though an Elfje is singular…just 11 words. You can find out more about Elfje through the link to Simple Elfje on my bolg where this series is posted:

  7. May 2, 2012 3:12 pm

    Good idea, kicking back and sampling.
    These three are oddlings that I like for some reason

    I’d really appreciate some suggestions for tightening this one.
    It’s All One in the Long Run

    This is a little rhyme practice
    pajama lullaby
    Kind of odd prose/poem thing with a gestalt translation at its heart
    The Letter from Croatia

  8. May 3, 2012 2:02 pm

    The three that I think I’m fondest of:
    My Grandmother’s Hands
    Early April

  9. May 4, 2012 3:36 am

    My favourite from Napo has to be the shortest:
    but this one runs it a close 2nd, mainly because it was a wordle that ‘spoke’ to me: And number 3 has to be this one:

    Now I’m off to read others’ favourites

  10. May 4, 2012 9:40 pm

    Ended up writing haiku or senryu every day in April. Here are three: doubt, coherent, and play.


    • May 8, 2012 12:22 pm

      “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G. B. Stern

      I just want to thank We Write Poems for this opportunity, to share poems we wrote, and to read poems that others wrote.


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