Celebrating Poetry

Fresh off the March Slice of Life Story Challenge, I am jumping into VerseLove, a 30 day poetry writing experience to celebrate National Poetry Month. I cannot convincingly say I will be successful in writing a poem a day, but I will give it a try.

April is also Jazz Appreciation Month which I think is very fitting. To me, poetry gives writers more creative leeway in format and word choices just the way Jazz allows musicians to improvise and branch out of more formal structures.

Today’s poem.

Poems bring me joy
Opening my heart and soul
Evoking memories – happy and sad
Taking me deeper – inside to
Reflect, retrace, renew
Yielding to the call for quiet

One thought on “Celebrating Poetry

  1. I especially love that final line–“yielding to the call for quiet.” Quiet is certainly one reason I’m drawn to reading and writing poetry–a kind of quieting of the busy mind! I am toying with playing the daily VerseLove prompts as well. You can’t have too much poetry!

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