NaPoWriMo Lessons

I’ve done NaPoWriMo for the last three years. I’ve found it hugely useful to create new poetry and improve my craft. The process of writing thirty poems in thirty days is not a great achievement, but it is a useful one. It highlighted a couple of things to me: Pushing Through Resistance Each time...

Napowrimo 2019 day 30

Faster Than Light Let us wander around the symmetry and geometry of narrow alleys that shift around us as we meet ourselves walking towards us smiling as we will do soon. Streets flicker. Buildings are destroyed then rubble flies upwards and they are newly constructed. The moon slams into the welcoming ocean and the...

NaPoWriMo 2019 day 29

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Rewritten Eyes flicker and head reels. I am lost and dizzy from another reality adjustment. Precious seconds to get my bearings, probing my memory for gaps, a tongue checking missing teeth. A nerve twitches, a sign of change. Last Tuesday no longer existed. Not the worst to reconcile, nothing of great importance lost. Perhaps...

NaPoWriMo 2019 day 23

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

The Kite Festival The dates are always unknown. It is never scheduled or planned. Rumours circulated it was banned. A few news in brief articles stoked our speculations. Years passed and life happened. It was forgotten. Until yesterday, when unusual sunlight kissed bare skin and breeze blew blossom making confetti. We started driving when...

NaPoWriMo 2019 Day 22

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Ordinary Omens Thousands of seagulls descended yesterday on one street corner. The air was thick with wings, No-one thought it strange. We are a cracked river bed just before it dries out, water still barely flowing, leaving rock and rust deposits snaking down bare hillside. Lead and mercury storm clouds appear overhead in seconds....