It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, with good reason. Been real busy. I’m excited, though, about April! I’ve got great plans for National Poetry Month in 2011! I’m not signing up to follow any NaPoWriMo prompt activities.
That’s the ‘great’ plan? Yes! Yes it is.
There is so much going on in my life right now until it’s all I can do really to keep up with myself. Daily adventures in work search have me greatly distracted, to say the least. That doesn’t mean I won’t be poeming. Quite the contrary. I’ve decided to try it with a relaxed feel again. No pressure to get a poem written daily to a published prompt.
I signed Up
As for sharing somewhere other than on my site, I’m again signed up with NaPoWriMo.net. By the way, the site has a whole new look, which is also exciting.
As well, I’ll be tooling around the web to read the poetry of my cyber friends that I follow and new ones I learn of, through NaPoWriMo.net and other places I happen upon. I hope to see you guys around.
In one long inhale
since last I wrote here,
I breathed in
the girth of my more
Now, facing the madness of April,
poetry and other activities,
will I pilfer the marrow
for all fodder
in the delight and challenge
I anticipate encountering,
to exhale here
throughout National Poetry Month.
© 2011 Shari Lynne Smothers
Do you ever wonder about what it is that motivates you to do a thing? I think about it all the time. Why do I feel such an affinity for putting thoughts on paper. What inspires me about taking pictures? What is the draw of collecting, recording and expressing life events?
It’s like asking the question of the key to life. I can’t answer it. I’ve never met anyone who could–and I’ve met some pretty smart people. Suffice it to say, I am very much enjoying the journey, exploring as I can.
This is the place I’ve chosen to share the explorer side of my activities. If I have no audience, that’s alright too. Because inherent in this action, is the fact of expression. It’s nice that people read my work, don’t get me wrong. But, it saves me from exploding just to have the venue to get it out. So whether you comment or not, stay a while or leave shortly, I’m really glad you came by.
This month, since I have done very little with it, I want to explore posting images. So it’s a good time, also, to update my Flickr account and see about linking to there from here. I do hope you’ll come back and see what I come up with.
If you’ve decided to switch things up a bit recently, let me know about your experiences. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts. Leave a comment, tell me you put it in a post at your site. I’ll come by and read it.