It’s here: NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo celebrates National Poetry Writing Month, where one writes a poem a day for the entire month of April. As I did last year, I am participating by responding to the prompts given at the site NaPoWriMo. net.

The “early bird” prompt for today: “Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poetic self-portrait. And specifically, we’d like you to write a poem in which you portray yourself in the guise of a historical or mythical figure. “

So here we go!


 Self-Portrait as a Sasquatch

It seeks me out,
hunts me down…
the commotion, the cacophony, the confusion.

I want none of it. It hurts my head.
I seek refuge in the cooling shadows of the forest.

I become curious, though, and
come out of the woods,
down from the mountain,
dare to be seen

only to discover nothing has changed;
the commotion, the cacophony, the confusion…
my head hurts.

Retreating back to the shadows, I content myself
with the serenity of keeping my own company.

The warmth of the sun brings sustenance to my soul,

but it’s not yet time.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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9 Responses to It’s here: NaPoWriMo

  1. Great to see you doing it again this year as well. Sasquatch shall guide you. Let’s do it!

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  2. Now I really want to know what rhymes with Sasquatch 🙂

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  3. Ileea says:

    I had to check out your blog because of its amazing title. Hope you will have a productive poetry month, and see you in the poetry fields! 🙂

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  4. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Three cheers for April and National Poetry Writing Month. I look forward to reading and celebrating. Thanks for sharing your words.

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