I decided to join National Poetry Writing Month this year.
I first heard of NaPoWriMo from Alicia Khoo at her blog fully awake and dangerous. I thought the syllables were some kind of Tibetan mantra. Although I don’t quite get the concept of April as “National Poetry Month” (in the U.S.), I am still going to give it a shot. I find the idea of Poetry Month a bit absurd, like “National Child Abuse Awareness Month” (which, ironically, is ALSO April in the U.S. of A).
Are we open to lyrical reality only during that 30-day window?
Does our muse speak to us more in April than in other months?
Are children abused less in April because we are aware of their plight?
Still – I have more than 31 drafts and I need to post them…
so I will be a skeptical participant in Na Po Wri Mo 2014.
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