Welcome to Day 14 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!
Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.
But first, congratulations, Rita, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Rita, please email me your address so I can send your prize: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!
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Somedays, this is just the way things go…
Lost in April Blizzard
Snow falls in thick clumps,
a sideways wicked wind,
the world a whirling blur of white outside my window.
All four cats curled up in tight caterpillar balls,
hibernating in corners alone.
We are back to January, 3 steps back,
weather we joke about, hope to survive.
I watch this snowglobe-on-steroids,
mesmerized by the wild dance,
avoiding the other white before me:
I can make
a roast chicken today,
bread dough is rising,
clean the sink shiny,
just can’t come up with words.
I hope they are waiting somewhere,
maybe cold, shivering, covered in inches of snow,
tiny seeds planted out there, I hope…
oh Spring, where are you now?
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- I’m writing and posting a new poem every day through the month of April (yikes!), for better or worse.
- AND, as a gift, I’m giving away a copy of my poetry book EVERY DAY this month. FREE!
- Sign up to WIN a copy of (After) Confession by just leaving a comment beneath the poem of the day.
- I will pick a winner every day in April! So comment every day for a new chance to win.
This month’s posts are part of the NaPoWriMo challenge — that’s National Poetry Writing Month. At NaPoWriMo.net, you’ll find links to other participating writers and their poetry. AND daily writing prompts for inspiration to write your own poems. Check them out.
I’m so looking forward to your comments– it doesn’t have to be about the poem. Write anything, share the name of your favorite poet or poem, write about the weather, whatever! And thanks for reading.
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