NaPoWriMo Day 30 – We shall return

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.


Come Spring

Come April

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

no matter


they are


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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.



9 responses to “NaPoWriMo Day 30 – We shall return”

  1. Kashiana Avatar

    I loved this, and ofcourse am grateful for having walked this path again with you – Stay inspired!

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Kashiana for your warm words always. I too am glad I had an opportunity to read your poems. Each poem is a gem.


  2. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    A lovely poem, Smitha. A most satisfying way to end your April poetry writing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Robbie for your kind appreciation. Have been in hibernation since I completed it🙂. So glad you liked the poem.

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  3. Abirbhav Avatar

    Beautiful poem as usual Madam..!! 😊😊
    Indeed, you shall return, for sure.. 😊😊 Till that time, we shall miss your poems.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Abirbhav 🙂 for sticking around on the NaPoWriMo journey with me. I took a break of 18 days and can hopefully spend more time here now.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        Welcome back Madam.. 😊😊
        It’s a pleasure to have you back and stick around with you while you wrote in NaPoWriMo.. 😊
        Hope to see a new set of stunning articles from you..!!


    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Saania for visiting and appreciating the blog.

      Liked by 1 person

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