NaPoWritMo

NaPoWritMo – Day 3: “Cold Rain”

April is National Poetry Month! The idea is to write 30 poems in 30 days. On NaPoWritMo.net, you’ll find a daily challenge for the month. I don’t follow their challenges, but I try to write a poem a day. Here’s today’s challenge: “…It’s a Spanish form called a “glosa” – literally a poem that glosses, …

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Happy Beltane!

Today is the last NaPoWritMo post for 2021, including my Poem-A-Day practice. I kept up fairly well this year. I had a few days, I just couldn’t get there, but I made up for those days on the next day. Today, I share a butterfly cinquain. Happy Beltane. This pagan sabbat called Beltane runs from …

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“Outside My Window,” #Cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

Day 29 of NaPoWritMo: “And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). This one is called “in the window.” Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. It could be your childhood neighbor’s workshop, or a window looking into an alien spaceship. Maybe a window looking into a witch’s gingerbread cottage, …

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“My Muse,” #NaPoWritMo #Badger Hexastich

The NaPoWritMo prompt for today is: “Our prompt today (optional, as always), is to write a poem that poses a series of questions. The questions could be a mix of the serious (“What is the meaning of life?”) and humorous (“What’s the deal with cats knocking things off tables?”), the interruptive (“Could you repeat that?”) …

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“Lilacs at Dawn,” Crapsey #cinquain, #NaPoWritMo

The neighbor’s lilacs are blooming outside our bedroom window. The bush almost reaches the second floor. Today, I honor the lilac with a Crapsey cinquain (2-4-6-8-2) for my Poem-a-Day practice and NaPoWritMo. April is almost finished… “Lilacs at Dawn” spring dawn purple lilacs trip the light fantastic petals perfume the window sill bird song ©2021 …

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“American Carnage,” #MirrorCinquain, #NaPoWritMo, #PhotoPrompt, #TankaTuesday

This week, Anita Dawes selected the photo for the Ekphrastic photo prompt challenge on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. The two cinquains will also take care of my poem-a-day commitment for yesterday and today, including NaPoWritMo. I missed the opportunity to post this on Earth Day as was my intent. It’s been a busy week. …

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“The Editing Blues,” Double #shadorma, #NaPoWritMo

It’s day 21 (has it been that long?) of NaPoWritMo and I’ve been dug down deep in my editing den… Word Craft: Prose & Poetry will become a reality soon. This is the general direction of the book cover. I know there will be changes. Wendy Anne Darling, a dear friend, is making the cover. …

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“Barely Spring,” (haru asashi)

Just a quick haiku today for #NaPoWritMo and my April Poem a day! It’s been a busy day of editing, book releases, and more! “Barely Spring” shallow spring Michigan winds howl cold seeps in ©2021 Colleen M. Chesebro

“Michigan’s Grip on Spring,” #Sijo, #NaPoWritMo

Day 20 NaPoWritMo: This is an unusual syllabic form. I found myself writing sentences… I’m not sure I like that style… but here is what a Sijo is according to the guide: Sijo are written in three lines, each averaging 14-16 syllables for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line is written in four groups …

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“Spring in Michigan” #Haiku Sequence, #NaPoWritMo

I missed a couple days of NaPoWritMo day 19 and my poem-a-day practice due to a packed schedule. I hope to make it up with a glimpse of my afternoon, seen from the upstairs window… spring thunder clouds, opaque and dark sky grumbles cold rain falls… petal confetti litters wet streets redbird squawks nest torn …

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