I'm really getting sick of this rain, but it does do one good thing. It makes my flowers bloom...and gives me some good photo opportunities.
This morning, I got my first view of my Spiderworts and Irises, and enjoyed the vibrancy of one of our Dogwoods yet again...
April is National Poetry Month, and yesterday started the debut of the Poem-a-Day Challenge over at Writer's Digest's poetry blog. The blog author/poet posts a challenge each day and it's just a wonderful way to get some cool prompts for poems (if you're like me, you sometimes need a little nudge in the right direction). I don't really claim to be a "real" or even a "good" poet, but I love to pen a few lines every now and then.
Last year, I did each day's challenge...so, by the end of April, I had 30 original poems. Which was incredibly cool.
I started out well yesterday, completing the first day's challenge which was: Write an "origin" poem (of a thing, an event, anything...just talk about its beginning).
I won't bore you with my poems everyday, but I may pick and choose a few over the next month and share some of the ones I particularly like.
I did think I'd share with you the first day's, though, because I kinda like how it turned out.
This Mess We've Made
You created this mess to begin with,
acted like your charming self,
gave me that wink,
and held onto me,
in the small of my back,
that first time we danced.
Don't blame me.
I didn't do this entirely on my own.
a complicit conspirator