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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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

30 Days of Poetry Love- Sierra DeMulder

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Happy Friday and day 28 of poetry month. Today’s final poem by this week’s poetess is “After Googling Affirmations for Abuse Survivors.”

I love how she ends the poems with these lines:

I am my own higher power

I will carry myself out

Hope you’ve enjoyed the poems by my four chosen poetess.’ And that you’ll enjoy this weekend’s individual poets.