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 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 18

NaPoWriMo 2019. Or National Poetry Writing Month

Liminal The sea is a distant silver chain hugging the horizon. Wind laughs, dances and sprints giddy at the space. Grains bounce and tumble through her outstretched palms, each and every falling dot another universe. The shore-line sighs and is erased so gradually by the careful, precise hands of advancing waves. Names, messages and...