April is National Poetry Month
#1
NaPM is here. Big Grin

Our challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days. All registered members are invited to go to Milo's Forum and post on the prompt-a-day threads.

The threads remain open so if you miss one, or two or three, you can go back and fill them in.

All skill levels are welcomed, it's crit-free and the torture of the writing is rewarded with the great reading.

Jump on in and have fun with it. Smile
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#2
woohoo, seventeen members have posted new poems for day one, what a great assortment of poems. Big Grin

If you haven't posted yet remember, you can jump in at any time.

Congrats, pigpen, the wheels are turning, an inspiring turnout.
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#3
Hi Ella, so pleased this is running again. I came back just to read the Napm threads; sill up shit creak with no time to write but reading these threads is balm to my mind.
People if you are feeling jaded and in word lock down, this is the place for you...write a whole heap of crap if this is all you have - it doesn't matter and read a whole load of words, because without fail every year there will be some gems to be found.
Have fun.
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#4
xo Apple Queen, happy reading. Smile
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#5
The creative part of my brain has a lactic acid burn....

It's a poem, not a puzzle.

"Some readers want to love the moon spirit not scrape the brown stain from a dogs tooth."   ~Keith





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#6
Half way through how's everyone doing? I'm taking advantage of that 8 line minimum, love reading everyone's creative juices!
It's fantastic!
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#7
When I gave up on quality, all of the tension went out of my wrist, and my pen.
I'm finding crap is easy. Even fun. I love NaPo.

I'm saving The American Sentence and Kerouac Haiku for when the well goes completely dry.
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(04-16-2017, 05:34 AM)Teagan Wrote:  When  I gave up on quality, all of the tension went out of my wrist, and my pen.  
I'm finding crap is easy.  Even fun.  I love NaPo.  

I'm saving The American Sentence and Kerouac Haiku for when the well goes completely dry.
Big Grin Don't worry, somehow nuggets that can be polished later sometimes happen. Congrats to all who've made it to the halfway mark.
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#9
I'm enjoying this. I've been impressed by lots of the poems, and mined ideas too. Smile
Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.

~ Rumi
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#10
This level of self flagellation is probably healthy for my poetic career, enjoying it!
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#11
So... 15 more days, then? I'm not sure I'll make it. Oohf.

I'm impressed by the quantity and quality of the poems, and the speed at which y'all are writing them. Thumbsup
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#12
Quoting myself:

"   I swear to the gods! If we ain't the best damn group of poets around, then (even better) we've got brains large enough to think so!   "




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#13
My vacation gets over in a few days. I've got a lot of catching up to do. I've been enjoying the poems everyone.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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#14
(04-16-2017, 01:26 PM)Todd Wrote:  My vacation gets over in a few days. I've got a lot of catching up to do. I've been enjoying the poems everyone.

It'll be good to have you back. Big Grin

It's a poem, not a puzzle.

"Some readers want to love the moon spirit not scrape the brown stain from a dogs tooth."   ~Keith





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(04-16-2017, 02:50 PM)Lizzie Wrote:  
(04-16-2017, 01:26 PM)Todd Wrote:  My vacation gets over in a few days. I've got a lot of catching up to do. I've been enjoying the poems everyone.
It'll be good to have you back. Big Grin
Thanks Lizzie. Playing catch up has been a bit of a beating.
The secret of poetry is cruelty.--Jon Anderson
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