April Poetry #1: April Remembers

This month, I am going to try my hand at writing poetry every day. April is my birth month so it’s perfect that it is also National Poetry Month. For as long as I can remember, I have been writing poetry. My father was a poet and instilled a great love of words in me. For that I am ever grateful. The reason my blog is called Wordancer is because I see myself as someone who makes words dance and also dances with words. In my mind’s eye, I can see myself swaying along with the words, lines, stanzas I create. There is something about string words together to make rhythmic meaning and fills me with joy.

I am opening myself up to experimentation and chance for thirty days.. I know poetry thrives in the unpredictable. Lately, I have wanted to have order and safety. There is comfort in routine. However, I will need to step out of in the possible, through caution to the wind, and let my mind imagine.

My inspiration comes from NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month: 30 Poems in 30 Days, which was created by Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington, DC. I am looking forward to a month dedicated to reading and writing poetry. You come too!

April Remembers

The moon remembers
To rise above the mountain.
Glowing in the darkness,
Shining and silent.

March unfolds to April,
Earth begins to warm,
Rains begin to fall,
Steady and soaking.

The robins in their nest
never weary.
Flitting from worm to nest,
 To sky, to chicks again.

Moths and Butterflies
arise in the air.
Testing new wings,
graceful and glistening.

The flower does not forget
How to blossom.
One green moment,
Small and slow.

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