Reliving Childhood…

NaPoWriMo was first held in 2003. It is an annual project where participating poets write a poem each day of April. There are optional prompts given by the site for writing. You don’t need a blog for taking part. You just need to promise yourself that you will write a poem every day of April.

I hear the pitter-patter of rain
but the sun continues to peek
between the grey clouds above
giving a silver lining of love

I hear a flurry of agile wings
the pigeons in on the parapet
scurrying to find cover again
from the clear drops of rain

I hear a child’s voice shout
his finger pointing at clouds
in the joys of summer rain
I become a child once again

The prompt at NaPoWriMo asks to “take a good look outside your window. Spend a minute or so jotting down all the nouns you see outside. Tree. Car. Bus. Dog. Then spend a minute or so writing down all the colors you see. Finally, think about taking place outside. Is the wind blowing? “Blow.” Is someone walking their dog? “Walk.” Spend a minute or so writing down these verbs. Now you’ve got a whole list of words from which to build a poem, mixing and matching as you go.”

(6th April 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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