Well, April – otherwise known as National Poetry Writing
or Global Poetry Writing Month – whizzed by much too fast.
manage to create a new poem every day, but I did scribble down 17 very rough
first drafts. That’s 17 more than I would have done without the help of the
daily prompts and advice from NaPoWriMo.net
I may not have much to show from the month long challenge,
but I did enjoy the experience and it has taught me a few things:
I don’t know enough about poetry writing to be able to judge
my own work. No idea if any of it is any good.
My knowledge of modern poetry is very poor. (Must read
Calling a poem ‘free’ when you can’t find a suitable rhyme
is probably cheating.
I much preferred trying to make poems within strict guidelines on
syllable or word counts and rhyme patterns e.g. haiku, tritina, sonnet
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to call myself a poet, but I
have great respect for those who do.
I might try NaPoWriMo again next year, but May and June have
to be ShoStoWriMos (Short Story Writing Months). I’ve just about reached the
halfway point in my story collection for Alfie Dog Fiction and want to finish