#NaPoWriMo 2016 – April 1st-31st approaches


#NaPoWriMo – April 1st-31st, 2016 approaches

Soon it will be the first of April
And I feel such a fool
I will try and write with skill
But, I’m just a numb tool
What for the month?
What shall I do?
I know it’s all poetry
But, I haven’t a clue.
Words! Words?
With spaces between?
And a soupçon of punctuation
Punctually placed do you mean?
May trickle and falter;
I will write one solitary word
And ‘that’ I’ll have to alter
It won’t be the write word
Not right at all
Did I mention
That I’m an April Rite Fool?
On paper I have a foolproof plan
To write every day in April’s month – A sort of poetry flan
But, when it comes to practicing what I preach
I might have to learn a lesson that may be out of reach.
Rhymes, times thirty-one
How shall I structure the days?
Let me count the ways:
In couplets, like nut cutlets?
Haiku? Or in a Limerick’s five-line fun?
Sonnets, seriously severe?
Or in Badriomaku, whose form is quite unclear?
Sestina or Haibun?
Villanelle or Pantoum?
There are more variations than elephants in this room.
Perhaps I should just choose one every April day
And just write poems in that format…
What do you say?

7 responses to “#NaPoWriMo 2016 – April 1st-31st approaches

  1. Thankfully, April has only 30 days. An extra one would drive me mad. I’ve been thinking about doing different forms throughout, Villanelle is on the list. I say go for whatever the mind fancies each day. 🙂

    • I never stop at the 30th – #NaPoWriMo just goes on and on – and then on for a few days more. It does get very silly. I shall try and do ‘some’ serious poems along the way. Take care and have fun, Tre.


  2. Find inspiration in every thing you notice from around and start writing.

    • Thank you, ssunshine14. However, my problem is usually ‘stopping’ with the poetry. 3rd year of NaPoWriMo – it just keeps the brain fizzing. Grae:)

      • So take a break,do what you love apart from writing,clear up your head and then bang on..think from other’s POV and hit the road to blogging..Maybe it could help..

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