Participant in Poetic Asides Poem a Day Challenge
November 1st is only a few days away and writers everywhere are charging up their imaginations and loosening up their fingers to compete in NaNoWriMo. I won’t be one of those authors to take the plunge this year, but as a poet I am up for Poetic Asides November Poem a Day Challenge. I have heard a lot about NaNoWriMo on blogs and from fellow Twitter mates. But little about Poetic Asides November Poem a Day challenge untill I ran across this post by Lexi Flint.
For me, poetry has always been a means to express love and loss. For some reason I have always focused on those two subjects with rarely veering away. Just recently I have been pushing myself to branch out. In my poem “Midnight Snow” I wrote about one of my favorite childhood memories about my mother waking me up to walk through freshly falling snow. I also wrote “Childhood Memories of the Cardboard Box” about a refrigerator box that my siblings and I turned into a rocket ship. Writing these poems was such a wonderful experience as it allowed me to relive that part of my childhood again.
Happily this November I will be one of the participants in the Poetic Asides Poem a Day challenge. I have signed up for my poem prompts with Robert Lee Brewer. For those that are not participating in NaNoWriMo I urge you to participate in the Poem a Day challenge. Who knows what great poems will fill your notebook!
Thanks to Lexi Flint for her post and enlightening me about this challenge!