IWSG Day & National Poetry Month

Happy IWSG Day! It’s the fourth IWSG blog hop of the year. It’s another day, month, and year for us to get together, sharing our writing ups and downs. Thanks to creating this wonderful community. And bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

The co-hosts for the April 6th posting of the IWSG are: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jemima Pett, Patricia Josephine, Louise – Fundy Blue, and Kim Lajevardi!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twister hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

So what’s going on with me this month?

Happy National Poetry Month!

I used to post daily poetry themed blog posts but haven’t had the energy to do the past few years. Still, I try to feature a favorite poem or poet. And share a poem on ‘Poem In Your Pocket Day.’ So see you on April 29th!

Anyways, this month’s featured poet shouldn’t be a stranger to you. You know her well. Have heard her name and have seen her on TV. Her name is Amanda Gorman and she had me enthralled ever since I saw her reciting a poem in a commercial ad. 

So imagine my surprise and pleasure to see her at the 59th inaugural ceremony. Without further ado, here is this poetry month’s featured poem and poet. “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman.

So what’s going on with you this month? Stumbled across a poem/poet or any piece of writing that captivated you? How are your writing goals? Still working on the same WIP or have you started a new story?

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and
write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race
is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble
pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these
are what we stay alive for.


    • I’ve always said music is another form of poetry. And ones that you can dance to. Not sure about Winnie-the-Pooh, but Dr. Seuss books come to mind when I think of children’s books that are poetic.


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