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NaPoWriMo2020

Image by Roland Mey from Pixabay and I added the text…feel free to use it!

and here is the small official NaPoWriMo image

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NaPoWriMo2020 is coming!

 

So as you may know April is National Poetry month and NaPoWriMo is basically a challenge to write a poem each day of April…which I fully intend to do this year! So with that in mind I’d thought I’d post a reminder for everyone 🙂 Let us all read, write and celebrate poetry.

 

~Melanie

 

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The Courage To Try

Today is the last day of National Poetry Month 2014. In case you missed it Bianca hosted a wonderful poetry month. This posts contains her final post and links to all of her guest bloggers for the month as well. Enjoy 🙂

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Poetry is art. Not a frog.

Another reblog for National Poetry Month.

I think that the way poetry is sometimes taught and studied turns people off poetry.

YES, I do sometimes follow poetry forms. YES, I do like some of the classics.
BUT to me poetry is more about the expression, the emotion, the imagery.

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I’m a lover of words…writing them, reading them, hearing them…

And while I do not write as oft as I should, I do still consider myself a poet.

So it may surprise some to hear that one of the most difficult classes I ever had in college was a Poetry and Drama class!

The thorn in my side, if you will, was the damn “Poetry Explication” assignments.

I mean really..sight rhymes, slant rhymes, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia,  stressed and unstressed syllables, feet, meter, simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, understatement, etc., etc… and on and on…

BLAH!

Poetry is art and passion…it sings to the soul so why should I dissect someone’s work as if it were a frog? Who am I?

Some may think that is ridiculous but I felt and still do feel strongly about it.

I actually wrote a five-page paper for that class explaining why I would not, could not complete one of the…

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Reading Poetry

In honor of National Poetry Month I thought I’d reblog some thoughts on poetry.

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Savor The Words

Hello, out there.  I just recently had a conversation with a friend about poetry.  She confessed to me she wasn’t a big fan and that while she liked some poets she just couldn’t get through a book of poetry.

Aha!

Did you get that…my first Aha moment!  🙂

So I explained to her that  part of the problem was she was trying to read a collection of works as if it were a novel.  Each poem is a separate entity unto itself.  They are not meant to be read back to back….but to be savored, enjoyed one bite at a time, if you will.  This really seemed to make a lot of sense to her and I’m hoping by sharing this it might help someone else open up to poetry.

The other thing I hear from people is they don’t always get it… what does the author/poet…

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