A revived writer

Each year in April we experience writing,
we bravely venture on a voyage des mots
minutes past midnight, the mad journey starts
we take our soulfluff, our musings through life
and turn them into a bag of anything

Our ordinary thoughts, scrambled not fried
sculpted mexcessively
turn gibberjabber into peacock poetry
(sometimes the other way around)

Even when too full to write,
we move through cosmic rubble, words that cant
we make our musings survive that charmed chaos,
hoping our thoughts of words beget a seven eyed wonder

With life a teacher, we make able fires
arhtistic license frees us, all

Aloha promises forever
My own garden of verse

Today’s prompt at napowrimo.net: “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.” Well, each year, our writing for #NaPoWriMo returns, and the joy of reading fellow participants too.

My poem is built out of blog titles. I started by browsing through all featured participants, and after that added other blog titles from the comments and my WordPress reader.

Here are the links to the featured poets at napowrimo.net that pop up in my poem, including the inviting description of their poems (click on the links if you have time!):

Today’s featured participant is 7eyedwonder, where, from Day 3’s rhymes-and-near-rhymes prompt, a mighty ode to bread has risen (like dough…it’s risen…get it?).

Today’s featured participant is Mexcessive, where the concrete poem for Day Nine opens doors (or maybe closes them?).

Today’s featured participant is Scrambled, Not Fried, where Day Thirteen’s theft-inspired prompt resulted in an ode to the joys of the illicit.

Our featured participant today is Bag of Anything, where you will find a bouquet of humorous clerihews in response to Day Fourteen’s inspirational prompt.

Our featured participant today is The Great Unknown, where Day Sixteen’s over-the-top prompt led to a poem rife with onamotapoeia, superlatives, and ebullient sarcasm.

Today’s featured participant is soulfluff, where the “forgotten technology” prompt for Day 17 engendered an ode to typewriters.

Our featured participant today is My Musings Through Life, where the “small pleasures” prompt for Day 18 gives voice to the joy of flowers, time with family, tea, and hearing the birds sing.

Our featured participant for the day is GibberJabber, which brings us a many-lettered appreciation of the beverage that gets so many of us out of bed in the morning, in response to Day 23’s “look-of-the-letter”-based prompt.

Our featured participant today is Voyage des Mots, where the homophonic translation prompt for Day 21 resulted in some atypical motherly advice.

Today’s featured participant is Ordinary Average Thoughts, where Day 26’s “almanac” poem get entwined in the zeitgeist.

Our featured participant today is Minutes Past Midnight, where the “remembered bedroom” prompt for Day 28 led to a detailed yet not entirely comforting remembrance.

Other blogs that unknowingly co-created this poem:













It would have been nice to have exactly 30 blogs in the poem, honouring 30 days of writing, reading, commenting and sharing poetic space. Maybe next year!

27 thoughts on “A revived writer

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      Thank you! Some years I think ahead and collect titles of lovely poems I want to use in a poem. This year I forgot, so blog titles were the fastest solution.

  1. Ron.

    Very creative approach indeed! I felt very proud (&lucky!) to have been selected as a feature, and now that positivity has been magnified by your effort here. I bookmarked several blogs during the month (including this one!) and consider myself fortunate to have added some really outstanding writers to my regimen.

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      Thanks Ron! It’s very well possible that I smile EACH time I see the name of your blog, which must be for some years now. I’m glad I got to put it into a poem.

      My thoughts are often scrambled, not fried. Shaken, not stirred. It’s good to have poetry!

  2. Manja Mexi Mexcessive

    Ahh, what a brilliant and thoughtful idea! Oh yes, you’re right, we do all this, so many of us, each April, and how lovely to see that poetry unites people, still.

    Thank you for including me, and to the organisers again for featuring me. If my may ask for a “c” after “x”, or is it on purpose that you wrote “mexessively”? 😉

    And finally, I must say that the poem of yours that lingers in my memory this year is the one when your day was better suited for living than writing poems. 🙂 I wish you many of those.

  3. Sunita Prasad

    Dear Angela, I just noticed your comment on my poem “A Piece of Sky”. I am so glad you wrote this beautiful poem , a dedication to all the featured poets and their blogs. Thank you very much. 🙂


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