April is the month of poetry. But as I was doing Camp NaNo, I decided to feature other poets on my Instagram. I posted asking for volunteers. I was blown away by the number of poets that wanted to take part...
Me being featured!
Today, I am writing about one of my posts being featured on someone elses blog. It is the first time one of my articles has been shared. I was flattered, honoured and it felt like a mini achievement.
Reflecting on NaPoWriMo
The challenge is over and I did it. It's time to reflect on how it went.
Day 30 – Paint
Many creatives get told to get a ’real’ job, one that can pay the bills. When I saw Claude Monet’s dad wanted him to be a Grocer, I could hear him arguing with his son in my head.
Day 29 – Locomotive
I'm breaking against the prompt and I am going to do my own thing. For inspiration, I am going with the first 'Free Image' I found on Canva. It is a picture of trains. I also want to have a go at writing a Haiku as I've never done one before.
Day 27 – Tarot
A few years ago a work colleague gifted me a pack of Tarot cards and gave me a blue cloth to keep them safe. For this challenge, I decided to dig them out and use them as inspiration for today’s poem.
Day 25 – Warning
Oh, this prompt sounds like fun. My hubby knows that I can be mean if I'm tired, hungry or have a headache. I also love vinegar and I'm very passionate about real food and don't like impersonators (margarine, quorn and chocolate bars that are really biscuits).
Day 24 – Elegy
With Earth Day recently taking place, my impact on the planet is at the forefront of my mind. The images of our seas plastic pollution is very disturbing and that is where I drew my inspiration for today's poem.
Day 23 – Avicii
I've always loved Avicii's music and I was sad to hear he had passed this weekend. I hoped the news was a hoax but it is wasn't. Today's poem is using the lyrics from one of his songs.
Day 21 – Unrequited
I think Echo’s story is one many have experienced. I'd bet everyone has wanted someone who doesn't know they exist and dismisses them without realising the hurt caused. If you've not experienced that - lucky you.