Happy National Poetry Month, friends. April is the coo-olest month!
This year, I see Maureen Thorson at NaPoWriMo.net and Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides are issuing their prompts at midnight. This April "poem-ing" has become a world-wide movement, it would seem, because I think Maureen and Robert are accounting for the International Date Line. Brava and bravo, both of you!
Maureen’s NaPoWriMo prompt for Day One is "to write a Kay-Ryan-esque poem: short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and, if you can manage to stuff it in, a sharp little philosophical conclusion."
Robert’s Poem-a-Day (PAD) first-day prompt is "to write a reminiscing poem."
Like last year — several years now, actually — my good friend Thomas Alan Holmes is NaPoWriMo-ing and PAD-ing with me on the blog. And Alan's first up today with a poem that merges the two prompts.
My poem for Day One also fuses the Kay Ryan and reminiscence prompts, as I reimagine a moment from grad school, almost 35 years ago.
Thanks for reading our first poems, everyone. Come on back tomorrow and we'll do it again but better, always better. Still 29 poems to go! Exciting, ain't it?
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