NaPoWriMo Count Down

One week until it’s national poetry month.  I began participating in napowrimo (link) in 2010.  My efforts were then logged in at my gather page.  I skipped 2011 because it was my Dad’s 70th birthday and I wasn’t going to be around to write a poem each day.  Shuffled off to Buffalo to surprise him.  But I did go over to my daughter’s school and help teach poetry to her 4th grade class that year.  Then I was back at napowrimo in 2012.  Learned a new form – the double dactyl.  I found it very interesting and was stubborn enough to get it right.  My napowrimo attempt did not follow the form to the letter.  But anyone who reads this blog has seen my success at following the form.  2013 I signed up again with my gather account.  Gather decided to shut down April 25th. 😦 and didn’t start up again until the end of May!  I did write 30 poems last year, writing more than one a day some days.  But without accountability I didn’t finish the last three prompts.

This year I signed up through this blog.  Here is a preview of one of my poems from last year. April 4, 2013.

Living Oblivion

Traversing the stars on Living Oblivion, we are

a motley crew, living in a titanium bubble,

racing in front of a neutron star.

Without hyper-drive, we will not get far

No one onboard asked for this trouble,

traversing the stars on Living Oblivion, we are



Longing for home, the memories all blur

as fixing the hyper-drive, our efforts redouble,

racing in front of a neutron star

Wanting to pull up to the nearest space bar,

where we’ll order stiff drinks to arrive on the double

traversing the stars on Living Oblivion, we are


A motley crew, kissing our butts au revoir

it won’t be long until it is all but a nubble,

racing in front of a neutron star



Our fate sealed, some may say is bizarre,

awakening in Nirvana – a pile of rubble

traversing the stars on Living Oblivion, we are

racing in front of a neutron star.

 

April 4th also happens to be the Little One’s birthday.  First year I didn’t write her a birthday poem on her birthday.  Tomorrow. I’ll share the abecedarian I wrote on her 11th birthday.

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