If you’re wondering what the title of this post means then let me explain.  October is National Poetry Month and to celebrate this there is a challenge called OctPoWriMo where you have to write and post one poem every day for the entire month of October.  So here is my first poem of the challenge.  I used one of the prompts offered and the poem is basically me thinking about doing this challenge.

Right now, as we begin, I feel

The length of lines coiling out,

The rhythms of verse beating the air,

Metaphors mingle in the wind.

Poetry challenges push our creative demons

Over the cliffs of criticism.

Write fast.

Get airbourne.

And remember;

Critics can’t fly.


9 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo

  1. Good idea! Are you by any chance in England? I looked it up and it seems National Poetry Month in England is October but April in America (like the alliteration). Anyway, great job on the poem. I like “Metaphors mingle in the wind.” I can practically see them flying around.

  2. The poem begins with the challenge of writing and ends with wry humor. Lovely! I especially liked the lines that describe how poetry begins all coiled up, then unwinding and beating out . . .If only our inner critics couldn’t fly! May the rest of the month go so well.

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