April Madness


Poets.0rg April Poster

The Many Ways a Poet Views April

Counting down the days
Anticipation builds
Thirty days of poetry

Day one –
Poets sit down
and furiously type
filled with excitement

Day two –
Excitement does not
wane encouraged by
views and comments

Day three –
Begin to question:
How much longer
must I persist

Day four –
Alas poor poet
has not even progressed
past one week

Day five –
One sixth of the way
to thirty days
boosted by fellow poets

Day six –
I am not alone
one week completion
in sight

Day seven –
One week checked off
Wait, there are still
twenty-three days to go
the madness sets in

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 6 – Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”. You don’t need to have thirteen ways of looking at something – just a few will do!

Welcome back to the madness otherwise known as NaPoWriMo. Obviously there are several ways to view the month of April. But by May first, I’m usually ready to retire to my padded room safe and snug in my straight jacket. As April progresses this year, I may even build on this little poem. Thank you to everyone who stops by and reads these crazy creations of mine.


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