I am participating in 2012 National Poetry Month, [NaPoWriMo], albeit sporadically thus far. I’m spending my free time catching up this weekend. And hope to stay on top of things for the rest of the month.
It’s interesting, I’ve been writing the whole time, reading around and even leaving a comment here or there. Posting however, is giving me a bit of a challenge this year.
Work gets All My Attention
It likely has to do with my schedule. I have a very intense workload in my office. It keeps my focus because I really enjoy what I do. The drawback is that I don’t even have time to think about the prompts and the poems that come to me.
Sometimes for lunch, I’ll scribble down what I get but that is rare. And, even when I do get something, it takes much revising after I get home.
Volunteering takes Time
Then there is the time I spend away from home after work. I have meetings at my church for committees and for Bible Studies.
At home, I work for my church, keeping their web presence up to date.
I give my attention to these things because they make me happy, but they’re not all that I need to do.
Returning to Poetry
Writing poems is probably the most fun I have throughout my days. Not continuously but continually, ideas pop into my head, situations are turned sideways to reveal their rhythms. I capture them on paper when I’m really lucky. But many times I’m just grateful to glimpse them as they pass fleetingly across my mind.
So in the month April I endeavor to put this lifeline, this pure delight, back into the forefront of things. In being true to myself, I will complete this month on time, even if I have to play catch-up on the weekends.
All this I say to let you know that I am not out of the game. It still burns in me to complete the month. So, come back from time to time, and always know you’re welcome to leave me a message.
If you’re writing, post your link in the comments and I will visit your writing too. And if you want to read more poetry written in the month, check out Poetic Asides whose prompts I write to, and NaPoWriMo.net which is a collection of participating websites, (their links are in my sidebar).
Happy poeming and Happy Easter!