So this is my attempt at belling the cat! I write poetry so rarely nowadays – I was beginning to forget that I used to love it 😛 By challenging myself to write a poem-a-day during April 2013 I’m hoping to revive the quiescent poet within 🙂 Even if I can’t do a poem-a-day, I’m sure I’ll be writing more than I usually do, failing which I’ll definitely be thinking of writing poetry more than I do now 😉
Here’s what it’s all about. National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. It was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, local, national and even international, organize NaPoWriMo activities.
I thought I would use this challenge as a way to attempt Haikus. I love this short yet profound form of poetry and it makes me nostalgic for japan where I spent a few glorious years as a child 🙂 Although India doesn’t have a definite spring, more of a spring-summer combination, I thought I would write my first Haiku about Spring. Maybe I’ll do 30 Haikus! That would be COOL 🙂
Here goes my inaugural Haiku! Where I can I’ve decided to post along with a picture I think appropriate that I have taken! This way I can combine my two obsessions – Photography and Poetry 🙂
Good Luck Fellow Poets 🙂