Isn’t that the oddest acronym ever?
NaPoWriMo is short for National Poem Writing Month. No it is not a Nigerian contest. No I don’t think anyone gets any prize. Yes I am just joining for the fun of it in the hopes that my poem writing skills will not only come alive but will get better. I did have a good collection of poetry but lost them in one of those ancient floppy disks (Afterwards I started making hard copies of everything I wrote!).
Poetry is a very good way to express one’s self. Despite the fast life here I have still found moments of inspiration, but have been unable to get it out. Maybe reading other’s poetry and looking for more inspirational tips will get me back on track.
If you have any tips on how to help me improve my poetry please do so, and any constructive criticisms will be highly welcome. This is Naprwrimo 2014, and here is my first poem, fashioned after a haiku:
It’s very cold here.
In the Valley of Darkness
I wait patiently.
I can’t wait to hear what you think about it! I know it sounds dark (couldn’t help it, lol), but I’m pretty sure it will get brighter along the way! And keep your fingers crossed so I don’t get a dry spell, or that would be the end of it and we wouldn’t want that, would we?