As you usual I took the 30 poems in 30 days to the wire and only finished at midnight on the 30th!
This year I decided not only that I would write 30 poems in 30 days but that I would challenge myself to also write the 30 poems in 30 different poetic forms. What was I thinking?
The first problem I encountered was I didn’t actually know 30! I did a quick appeal on Facebook and four of my lovely poet friends came to my rescue.
I am really glad I have finished. I have had painful hands in the last few days ( thank goodness for good compression gloves!)
Will I do it again next year? Without a doubt I will. I have enjoyed some of the forms but others I am sure I will never tackle again! Here is the list I have used:
Forms Used For NaPoWriMo April 2021 Poems.
1. Rhymed Quatrain
5. Seven line stanza rhymed A/C, B/D, E/F/G.
9. List Poem
13. Prose Poem
14. Dramatic Monologue
15. Cinquain (unrhymed, old fashioned)
16. Skeltonic (tumbling verse)
17. Rhyming Couplets
22. Terza Rima
28. Free Verse
we were provided with a daily prompt which I found very useful as I am used to prompts on The Daily Haiku:
However some days they didn’t suit my mood or flow so I went off prompt. I have to say they were very useful when I did use them. I feel sure I will be glad to return to my short-form poetry, like haiku, tanka, haiga, landay, and shadorma but I may well add the Cherita and Sijo which I did enjoy writing. Then there is my favourite form, the triolet, I return to them again and again. If you want to read some new short-form poetry written by me and forty other very talented poets, this is the latest anthology I appear in.
Thanks to everyone who read my NaPoWriMo poems and liked or commented on them, I appreciate your time and effort. ❤❤❤