Create Art Podcast NaPoWriMo 2024 National Poetry Writing Month Day 7

National Poetry Writing Month Day 7

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

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem titled “Wish You Were Here” that takes its inspiration from the idea of a postcard. Consistent with the abbreviated format of a postcard, your poem should be short, and should play with the idea of travel, distance, or sightseeing. If you’re having trouble getting started, perhaps you’ll find some inspiration in these images of vintage postcards.

Poem for Today

Wish You Were Here 

Postcards to Heaven 

7 April 24 

If you are reading this 

Then you already know you are dead 

I survived the journey 

I have surpassed what you have left me with 

I have a home 

A wife 

Some kids 

And I didn’t go to jail 

And I didn’t cheat on my wife 

And she didn’t cheat on me 

And I didn’t rape my children 

And they aren’t living in fear of me 

And they aren’t living in fear of an imaginary sky buddy 

I was able to use this useless degree 

To make a life for us 

I win 

You are dead 

And your death was almost my undoing 

But I went forward 

I kept moving 

And it’s hard to hit a moving target 

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