An hour and a half, and 3 Poems to Go

There’s an hour and a half left of April, I’m dead tired, and I have to squeeze out 3 more poems.

The good news is, I just compiled the 27 I did manage to write, and they aren’t as bad as I thought they were. I originally intended to post one of each “type” of poem I did here. I’ve already posted a fortune cookie poem, an imitation, and a magnetic poem.

I attempted to post this year’s pantoum, but the spacing wouldn’t cooperate and I was too tired to fight with it. And you need proper spacing to get the full pantoum effect.

So here’s last night’s random journal poem, instead:

Don’t laugh, she says,
It’s happened before.
It’s my sister’s birthday
Words litter my table
the rain pours outside
and her temperature rises.
Ponies spin in circles.

In my dreams, I’m always moving —
stooping under low ceilings,
the scent of mildew clinging to me.
I turn my eyes away from German windmills
and try not to think of home.

Coming up tomorrow: the month’s worst poems, and the news of whether I hit 30 or not.

4 Responses to “An hour and a half, and 3 Poems to Go”

  1. Jenna

    Can I just say how adorable you are for taking the April deadline so seriously? Adorable and awesome. Even though I didn’t get much writing done in April, I did feel the spirit of National Poetry Month. I reread all of my old poetry, I rekindled my love Magnetic Poetry, and I discovered a poet that I’d never heard of that I now love. I bought a copy of Mythic Delirium [http://www.mythicdelirium.com/], a speculative poetry magazine. I joined the Poets.org newsletter to have a poem e-mailed every day. There was poetry all around.

    Looking forward to your “worst” poems. :)

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    • Lacey Louwagie

      Wow! You were totally feeling the spirit of National Poetry Month. Next year, I think I’ll tackle ScriptFrenzy (although not simultaneously with NaPoWriMo — whose idea was it to put ScriptFrenzy in the same month as another writerly challenge, anyway?)

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      • Jenna

        I think that National Poetry Month came first, before it became a writing challenge. And I don’t know whose idea it was to set them both in the same month – but it is kind of annoying for people who want to do both. I still want to try writing a script for a graphic novel, though. I borrowed a book from the library about how to get going on one (because I really haven’t a clue how to start!), and I’ll be trying on my own time (i.e. not in April.)

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  2. Lacey

    I think the only way I’d ever attempt my first script would be via a writing challenge, so I’m already starting to gear up for next April! Maybe I’ll alternate between the two if I end up liking scriptwriting. But next year I probably won’t do NaNoWriMo b/c I’ll probably be in Europe w/ Krystl (she got another scholarship!), and trying to negotiate foreign languages, do a little work on the side, and write a novel seems like a bit much. But it WOULD be cool to see what kind of novel might come out of that type of situation!

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