Some people I follow on Twitter were chattering about a 30-day poetry challenge today, in honor of April being National Poetry Month. After thinking about it all day, I think I’d like to give it a try, though I’m not much of a poet, beyond writing haikus and tankas. It just seems like such an out-of-the-box challenge for me that I almost have to do it.
Don’t tell WordPress, but I found the one I’m going to do here.**
So let’s get started, shall we?
Day 1: Write a poem where each line starts with a letter from your first name (an Acrostic). It can be about anything, but it should not be about you or your name.
I love you quite like a
knife in the back,
killing every last breath
in an instant.
Good Lord, I can be dark sometimes. And I’m OK with that.
ADDENDUM: It came to my attention after this was posted that this first poem is actually from last year’s 30DBPC (whoopsie!). Here is the challenge’s 2013 Facebook site, and here is Twitter. I’ll start the 2013 list with today’s post … just because I really like my name, and I’m glad I started off with that one!