In 2018 I participated in my first NapoWriMo!
My poetry writing group in Lausanne (Pernessy Poets) issued the group challenge and it was difficult but exciting and enjoyable.
We created so many good poems and I thought I would never miss another year but… I had an accident early in 2019 and although my right foot was broken and in a cast, my entire motivation to write was fractured.
So it’s not a conscious choice to do even years, I also love the odd ones, but here we are again. Motivation (check), time (thanks to the pandemic: check), positive attitude (check). Despite the ambient moroseness I have time to meditate and chant every day with some yoga every few days. I truly believe that this is a time to reflect on our entire society and dare to dream up something new. Hopefully we won’t quite go back to our old bad habits when the confinement is over, we may well be on the cusp of a paradigm shift.
Let’s dream together as we write together. And if you’re “just” reading, you are for a moment buying into our ephemeral daydreams as well, and you are most welcome to share the journey.
Saffron – March 2020
NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.
Their website is owned and operated by Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington, DC, who started writing a poem a day for the month of April back in 2003, posting the poems on her blog. When other people started writing poems for April, and posting them on their own blogs, Maureen linked to them. After a few years, so many people were doing NaPoWriMo that Maureen decided to launch an independent website for the project. Maureen just likes poems and wants to encourage people to write them.