Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 27

National Poetry Writing Month Day 27

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

And now for our prompt – optional, as always!  Today we’d like to challenge you to write an “American sonnet.” What’s that? Well, it’s like a regular sonnet but . . . fewer rules? Like a traditional Spencerian or Shakespearean sonnet, an American sonnet is shortish (generally 14 lines, but not necessarily!), discursive, and tends to end with a bang, but there’s no need to have a rhyme scheme or even a specific meter. 

Poem for Today

Things Left Undone 

27 April 24 

There are squished raisins around the floor being covered by dust bunnies 

There are several records that were desired that are left unplayed 

Multiple piles of books growing monthly that are unread 

The comic books that provided an escape now are trapped in stasis  

Sketch pads that haven’t been scrawled upon with deteriorating-colored pencils 

Left over pressure treated boards from a deck that needs to be sealed and stained 

A fire pit that has never seen a fire lit or had smores roasted upon 

Keyboards that creak when looked at in anticipation of being played 

Awards just waiting to have their time in the spotlight on a wall of love 

Empty cardboard boxes that used to be the home waiting to be recycled 

A neighborhood waiting to embrace the occupants of this home 

An infinite amount of blank digital sheets waiting to be filled with ideas  

Letters waiting to be crafted to let friends know their importance 

And here I am among all of this, bored, wanting to create but never knowing where to start 

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