National Poetry Month Week 2

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Happy National Poetry Month!

It’s week two, day nine of poetry month. And I’ve just discovered a new poet, well new to me, last week Thursday. Suffice to say I’m a fan now. Here’s the poem that got me hooked on Neiel Israel.

 

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IWSG Day, 85K90, Poetry and Liebster

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Happy IWSG Day! Can you believe it’s already our fourth one of the year? And there’ll be many more to come. As old and new friends come together to show support and share our woes on our writing journey. Thanks for making all this possible goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

Thanks also goes to the awesome co-hosts for today are: Olga Godim, Chemist Ken, Renee Scattergood, and Tamara Narayan!

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

So what’s going on with me this month?

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National Poetry Month Day 2

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It’s the second day of National Poetry Month. Have you fallen in love with poetry yet?

Well I fell in love with poetry a long time ago. And what’s best about it is that it’s also a love I find again and again. We all have become a fan of someone because something they created had ensnared us.

Today’s poet was one I found by happenstance thanks to Button Poetry. And the poem that ensnared me, making me a fan…here it is.

Are you a fan yet? What are you doing to celebrate National Poetry Month? Who’s your favorite poet? Why?

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Happy National Poetry Month!

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It’s April 1st and you know what that means. And no I’m not talking about April Fool’s Day which also happens to be Fred and George Weasley’s birthday. But it’s the first day of National Poetry Month!

Now usually I have something planned to celebrate. But this year I have nothing planned. I have too much going on at the moment. I’m doing the 85K90 writing challenge and using April as a catch up month to write the ~35K word count needed to make goal. Then there’s also NaPoWriMo, writing 30 poems in 30 days challenge too.

I thought whether I should go ahead and still post something everyday for April. Like reblogging my favorite and past poetry month blog posts. Reblog poetry posts from other websites. Or continue my blogging schedule, posting once a week every Monday. Anyhow, we’ll see how things goes.

Anyways, to start this month off right, I’m sharing the poem that made me an instant fan of Elizabeth Acevedo.

 

Elizabeth Acevedo has a new book out, published last month on March 6, 2018, “The Poet X.” Click on the image below to find it on Amazon.

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Happy Easter!

How are you celebrating National Poetry Month? Are you taking part in NaPoWriMo (writing 30 poems in 30 days)? Who’s your favorite poet? What poem/poet got you interested in poetry?

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. - Novalis