Dillettangentially Delayed: National Poetry Month is Here
by The Freelance Dilettante
I just made up a word there, by smooshing two words together. That was pretty cool. How Lewis Carroll of me!As a poet, you can do that. You can also do that if you are a stoner. I’m only one of those, and I’ll leave it to you to decide which one it is.
April is National Poetry Month, and since I have been “in transition,” I thought I’d challenge myself a bit by writing and posting some poetry to this here lonely blog. I looked up “poetry challenges,” and of course, found the Tumblr 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge that I half-completed last year. No way I’m going to force myself to ever write another effing acrostic, however, I did put it aside as I never officially finished the challenge. I found several others, and if you dig back far enough in your search engine of choice, I’m sure the possibilities are practically fathomless.
So, I am going to post some poems: some mine, and some belonging to others (usually one of each) for each day of April. Of course, I’m a bit behind, so skooch over, children, and let me get all up on in there. I’ve got some words to wrangle.
Here are a few challenges if you want to try some of your own. I’d love to see the results!
30/30 Poetry Challenge 2013 (one new prompt per day)