I think it’s wonderful that there’s such a thing as National Poetry Month in the USA and it’s great that it’s really easy to join in wherever you are.   April is also National Poetry Writing Month – #NaPoWriMo – which can also be fun/inspiring/challenging to participate in.

I’m not taking part in #NaPoWriMo as such but I am going to make a concerted effort to sit down with my notebooks every day and work on some new poems.  March was quite a busy month for me with three readings/events in quick succession plus a visit to the Poetry Society for a Stanza Reps meeting.  On top of this, I’m still seeing a physiotherapist for my post-knee op recovery and I had a review to write for Under the Radar magazine.  So I’m looking forward to a quieter month but, I hope, my poem radar will be on extra alert and I might post a few more poetry-related items here and across my social media channels.

If you’re looking for poems to inspire you for #napowrimo, there are lots of links to poems here, and I’ve posted some writing prompts and ideas here.  30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month from Poets.org is here.

Meanwhile, we’re trying to encourage more pollinating insects into our garden so we’ve abandoned our lawnmower for the time being – although we (I really mean Andrew since he is the chief gardener in our house) have mowed a sort of path around our wild lawn.


Roll on April – here’s to poems, wildflowers, insects and weeds.


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