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    April is Poetry Month – Ready for Our Poem-A-Day Challenge?

    Categories: Brian Klems' The Writer's Dig, How to Write Poetry, Writing Poetry Tags: Brian Klems, online editor blog.

    Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I have never considered myself to be a poet, but I’ve learned that writing poetry can be fun. That’s why a couple of years ago I participated in Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day challenge. It was one of the best decisions I ever made as a writer–and I think it’s something you should consider doing too.

    Here are the guidelines to Robert’s Poem-A-Day Challenge.

    I know it has already started, but you can catch up pretty quickly. To help, I’ve linked (and will continue to link) to each day of the challenge on this blog post. So feel free to bookmark this page to help you find the day that you need:

    Here are links to every day so far:
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 1
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 2
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 3
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 4
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 5
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 6
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 7
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 8
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 9
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 10
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 11
    2012 April PAD Challenge; Day 12
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 13
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 14
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 15
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 16
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 17
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 18
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 19
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 20
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 21
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 22
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 23
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    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 26
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 27
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 28
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 29
    2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 30

    Thanks again to Robert Lee Brewer for sponsoring this amazing challenge each and every year. If you don’t already, be sure to follow him on Twitter. Tell him @BrianKlems sent you. Also tell him that we miss his mustache.

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    3 Responses to April is Poetry Month – Ready for Our Poem-A-Day Challenge?

    1. zevd2001 says:

      THE RIGHT THING*
      I walked in for no reason
      in particular. I think it was
      for a pack of cigarettes, something like
      that. I forget now

      what, but you were there. That’s
      it. You were waiting in line. I noticed
      how you stood . . . patiently
      as if you had
      all the time in the world. So did I

      watch everybody cut in front of you
      stoic in your blue pleated dress,
      a loose fitting long sleeved blouse . . . you
      might as well be a nun
      on holiday, but I had a feeling

      you were on holiday, too, like me. Maybe
      if I got to sit beside you. Were you to say no
      I’d figure you wanted to be alone. Nevertheless

      I learned so much about stuff, from you
      about so much
      that I didn’t know. You smile, tell stories
      that fill me with hope, recall the places
      where I dreamed . . . you pull my insides out

      make up for what is lacking, in me, you
      and yours, too,
      a hundred percent together,
      filling what is missing. Between us,
      partners, tomorrow and forever.

      Zev Davis

    2. milesdc says:

      Would previously written poems be acceptable?

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