National Poetry Writing Month – Day1

I have signed up the Cherry Blossom Memories blog to the NaPoWriMo site. I can’t believe I did this. This means I am publicly committed to writing one poem a day for each day this month, National Poetry Writing Month. Now, I do write a lot of haiku, but I don’t like feeling I HAVE to. I mean, creativity must be inspired, right? Except if you ask professional writers, they don’t wait for that special moment; they work every day writing whether they feel like it or not. Just like we go to our everyday jobs whether we feel like it or not. And so it is with you who are inspired to write your lifestories. Get busy. Write something every day or at least one day a week. On schedule. And I will try to write a memoir poem a day. Here goes. And I don’t do rhymes.

Am I an April fool,
Signing up to write a poem a day
When I really am so busy
I sometimes can’t think straight?
But maybe in poetry
One doesn’t always have to think straight.
Usually it’s the crooked line
That’s most interesting.


About moonbridgebooks

Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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3 Responses to National Poetry Writing Month – Day1

  1. I love the sentiment expressed in the last two lines. 🙂

  2. Jingle says:

    wise choice, keep it up

  3. share your poetry with us starting Sunday, 8pm, American central..we are open until Wednesday, 8pm..

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