All month, I’ve been watching the people I follow write FANTASTIC poetry. I didn’t realize it was NaPoWriMo until far too late, and even then I’m not enough of a poetry person to believe I could actually write 30 poems in a month. Perhaps next year I’ll give an attempt to write 5 (an honorable goal for one such as me)!
For now, I wanted to share with anyone interested some of the poems I saw this month and enjoyed reading.
Days of a Dreamer – Natalya Edwards
Though I commented on the poem she published after this one, which was also very good, I read this and nearly cried. I’m a sucker for ballads and story-poems, and this one drew me in to the character’s plight. Though the word choices were simple, Edwards used them so evocatively. Without a doubt, this was my favorite poem of the month, and probably the entire reason I started this article. (I was right that following her blog was going to pay off with getting to read cool stuff!)
Future Paths – By Sarah
A short poem, I was impressed by the way such short lines could draw my attention. I’ve read several of her haikus and other poems, and they make me smile – but this one kept me interested, and I came back to it a few times.
Numerical Crime – Dread Poets Sobriety
I started following this dude when I read a few of his other poems, but I went back and read this one and thought, “This was his best this month.” As a scientist, perhaps my vision is clouded by my love of numbers, but I like to think I chose this poem for its rhythm. It felt singsong, almost like a rap, and I liked the inversion of the usual English word order.
Give these people a look! If you like poetry, maybe you can be a better judge than me!