It is Finished #Na/GloPoWriMo Day 29 and Day 30

Another stretch… combining two days into one, and the Na/GloPoWriMo April 2019 challenge is finally completed!!!

It is Finished

Anxiety– you
Always dissipate when I
Say, It is finished


Day Twenty-Nine-produce a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquility, on an emotion you have felt powerfully.  Or, you might try addressing your feeling directly, as if it were a person you could talk to. 

Day Thirty -I’d like you to try your hand at a minimalist poem.

A Journey in My Head — Day 27 & 28 2019 #Na/GloPoWriMo

This is a combination of Day 27 and Day 28. Details are below the poem.

A Journey in My Head
Imaginary poems
Float in my head
Wearily I fall on my bed

Body exhausted, yet
Thoughts from far abide
Pilgrimage is amplified

Drooping eyelids open wide
Words - imaginary sight
Wings my poem to the light
For thee, and for myself, 
No quiet find
The mysteries of the mind


Day 27 “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet. Here’s all of Shakespeare’s sonnets. You can pick a line you like and use it as the genesis for a new poem. Or make a “word bank” out of a sonnet, and try to build a new poem using the same words (or mostly the same words) as are in the poem.

Day 28 a meta-poem (a poem about a poem)

Shakespeare’s sonnet XXVII—Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed,
 The dear respose for limbs with travel tir’d;
 But then begins a journey in my head
 To work my mind, when body’s work’s expired:
 For then my thoughts–from far where I abide–
 Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee,
 And keep my drooping eyelids open wide,
 Looking on darkness which the blind do see:
 Save that my soul’s imaginary sight
 Presents thy shadow to my sightless view,
 Which, like a jewel hung in ghastly night,
 Makes black night beauteous, and her old face new.
 Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind,
 For thee, and for myself, no quiet find.


Say It Again – Day 26-2019 #Na/GloPoWriMo

Say It Again

When a child cries
Show loving kindness

When a child hurts
Show loving kindness

When the storms scare puppies
Show loving kindness

When a friend turns their back
Show loving kindness

When a loved one dies
Show loving kindness

When a baby is born
Show loving kindness

Whatever the circumstances
Practice loving kindness


Day 26 I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a word, or phrase.

I have no idea if this is what the promoters meant, but there is my poem.

Now only four more to finish up my April project.