Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 17

National Poetry Writing Month Day 17

What is National Poetry Writing Month?

Welcome, art enthusiasts and wordsmiths alike, to another episode of Create Art Podcast! We are diving headfirst into the enchanting world of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). This annual event, which takes place every April, encourages poets and aspiring writers around the globe to embrace their creativity and commit to writing a poem each day for the entire month.

The Beauty of National Poetry Writing Month:
NaPoWriMo, similar to its prose-centric counterpart National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), is a celebration of the written word and the boundless creativity that can flow when one dedicates themselves to a daily practice. Poets of all levels of expertise are invited to take part, from seasoned wordsmiths to those just dipping their toes into the vast ocean of verse.

Create Art Podcast has always been a haven for artists to share their creative processes, and NaPoWriMo offers a unique opportunity for poets to reflect on their craft. With a daily commitment to producing poetry, participants discover new facets of their writing style, experiment with various forms, and explore uncharted emotional territories.

Prompt for today

Last but not least, here’s our optional prompt for the day. Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that is inspired by a piece of music, and that shares its title with that piece of music. Need an example? Here’s A. Van Jordan’s “Que Sera Sera” and Adrian Matejka’s “Soave Sia Il Vento.”

Poem for Today

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Jupiter Bringer of Jollity

Jupiter The Bringer of Jollity 

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To be born as the father of the gods was born 

In such a similar way 

Brings us both to level ground 

I can only imagine that these were the sounds 

Echoing through the universe to mark both of our births 

When the members of the orchestra reach that point of the crash 

I am transported to that fateful day 

After the birth, the horns come in 

And coddle the youngster 

Making them warm and feel comforted 

The safest place in the world 

The march of time starts 

The fun times of youth are sprinkled here and there 

With the sounds of flutes and triangles 

The first challenge is encountered 

And the refrain returns of warmth and comfort 

The march picks up 

The pace quickens 

And the birth of our progeny happens 

All is silent 

And the process begins again 

And the pace slows back down 

And we enjoy the moments 

Basking in the pride we feel 

Trying to make these moments last forever 

We get to encounter what our predecessors felt when they held us 

The march slows as our bodies age 

The greatest things happen 

And we instead of watching our growth  

We watch theirs 

And then the begin the process 

And we as grandparents are doubly blessed 

We see the process happen again  

And again if we are lucky 

And we look to see the process happen one more time 

To establish our place in eternity 

As we march towards oblivion 

With our head held high 

The bellows of the tubas mark our last breaths 

And we die 

At the birth of the next generation 

And then there is utter silence for us 

But a promise for those who come after 

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