April's Poem a Day Challenge
I've not written for too long.
It's not necessarily that I have nothing to write about, it's just forming it on the page that can be difficult.. I can sometimes get really excited about certain things, but then I am unsure of how to phrase them , phrase the experience, the feelings that passed through me then.. Writing is perhaps easy, but writing well - Well, I suppose the same can be said for many things! Poetry, for example. Can you write a poem? Sure you can! Can you write a good poem? If not now, you probably will at some point, if you keep trying. That is what I tell myself, when I look at my poetry and feel talentless.
In November, I mentioned I was participating in NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, where the challenge is to write 50,000 words or more during November. I did write those 50,000 words, and hopefully it helped me somehow. This month I learnt about NaPoWriMo - National Poetry Writing Month, where the aim is to write a poem a day during April. I am sure I'd heard of it before, but only properly this year, so I decided to participate. You can see my attempts on my 30 Poems in 30 Days page.
I should warn you, though. These poems won't be good. They might even be really bad.. But I am not too concerned, because for me they are experiments, exercises, ways of trying out new forms, new ideas.. The quality will hopefully come with time. I am trying to read more poetry, too, though at the moment I am trying to focus on my class work - first exam in a month!
I hope you like my little experiments, and feel free to leave feedback, or just say hello, I enjoy reading your comments!