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#NaPoWriMo – Completed: A Brief Reflection on the Month

Well, National Poetry Writing Month was fun, and occasionally irritating  😅 but I’m really glad to have got myself back into writing poetry.  I’ve missed it and it’s been great to immerse myself in it again. 

The majority of the poems I wrote this month are piles of shite, not gonna lie. But there’s potential enough in some of them that, with more time, I can hopefully go back, dig through the shite, and make something more polished out of them later.

At least it’s also forced me to keep this blog active for a month as well. So, all in all, yeah this has been a good challenge for me, and I’m happy that my love of poetry is reignited. 😁

Incidentally, I think my favourites are:

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#NaPoWriMo – Day 30: ‘A Sonnet of the Platonic Variety’

Decided to finish of with a sonnet because I realised I hadn’t done one all month, and I’ve missed them. They’re a very fun kind of poem to write, I’ve always found. 🙂


A Sonnet of the Platonic Variety

You, who have never truly let me down,

will always have the perfect words to say;

with instant ease you’ll swivel round a frown

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#NaPoWriMo – Day 29: ‘Left on Read’

So for my penultimate poem, I decided to have a go at my favourite poetry form, the Villanelle. I’m not hugely happy with it but I think there might be something here I can work with at a later date.


Left on Read

I awkwardly asked you, six days ago

with silence in response as they’ve gone by.

Please can’t you just reply and tell me “No”.


I’m sorry if I’ve at all caused you woe

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