And last, but not least, our final (optional) prompt! In some past years, I’ve challenged you to write a poem of farewell for our thirtieth day, but this year, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that returns. For, just as the swallows come back to Capistrano each year, NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo will ride again!
Finally it’s here – the last of NaPoWriMo – the 30th poem. This poem celebrates all poets who took part in NaPoWriMo and all readers who supported them through their likes and comments. Thank you all for being on the jouney. Stay safe.
Its time for poetry and its everywhere
On the land, in the waters, in the sky –
And in the poet’s eternal ink that shall not run dry
In the caribou herds that make their way to greener pastures
And the poets that join together in search of resources
In the Bar-tailed godwits that fly nine days without a halt
And the poets who pen (thirty) poems without a stop
Like the Emperor penguins that huddle
They too shall congregate to warm their spirits
And like the Leatherback sea turtles
They too shall overcome all hurdles
Like the Monarch butterflies and the dragonflies-
They too shall leave behind a part of them for generations to come
And like the gray whale and Masaimara’s wildebeest
They too shall feast-
on a smorgasbord of prompts
To help them last
Through Summer and through Winter
until come Spring
and come April
When they shall return again
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Our poetry resource for the day is this PDF of A Handbook of Poetic Forms, edited by Ron Padgett. Here you’ll find explanations and examples of many different styles of poetry, as well as poetic elements like assonance, metaphor, and rhyme.
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