How to Enjoy National Poetry Month

Each April is set aside as National Poetry Month every year.  What is the best way to enjoy National Poetry Month?  Some of us go all out and read our favorites and discover new poets.  Others, try our hands at writing and honing in on an art of various poetry styles.

Here are a few ways to enjoy poetry month stress-free.

  1. Take a haiku walk outside.  The haiku form of poetry that is nature inspired and is simple in its form.  Be one with nature and breathe in the rhythm.
  2. Dare to dream and relax.  Poetry speaks to wants, desires and experiences.  Find yours with a simple bubble bath or a rich dessert.
  3. Visit a poetry house, and this doesn’t mean you have to go to a jam session.  A library, cafe, bookstore, and a nook can all be your poetry house as you sit, read, and discover a new poet.

Poetry is like wine.  Some poetry is succulent and beautiful where you pause and slowly consume it.  Some poems serve its purpose directly, whereas others have you yearn for simple juice.  The point is if you have an interest in poetry whether it’s to write it or read it, now is a perfect time to take on this interest.

To learn more about National Poetry Month, click here.

If you’d like to read a few of my amateur poems that I find special you can easily click on their titles below:

Poem: You Deserve

Poem: A Day of Time

Poem: Will You

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Poem (WQW) – Trust 

I’m joining in this week on Writer’s Quote Wednesday on the topic of trust.  The challenge this week was to add to our quote about trust in a creative fashion.  My creative addition is in a poem to pair with a quote from the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman.  Trust is a fickle thing, especially if you don’t trust yourself or accept what you see.

Poem: Searching Trust
By Cassie Newell

Trust is a vision of temptation,
it blinds you to inner desire.

Feelings of comfort and security,
wrapped in the facade of faith.

Broken true by the view in the mirror.

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The Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge (#WQWWC or #WQW) is organized by Colleen from Silver Threading, it is a weekly series in which bloggers share the quotes that inspire them. Click on the above link for this week’s inspiration. She has also joined up with Ronovan Writes. On Tuesday of next week all the quotes tagged will be centralized. Go check it out and join in the fun, it’s a great community and who doesn’t like to be inspired?

Poem: A Day of Time

 
A Day of Time

Midnight whispering just before sleep, where 

sunrise smiles from thieving toddlers, as

noon professions fling waves of inspiration, while 

evening rest falls upon a new cycle. 

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Poem: The Paused Yes

  

The Paused Yes

Pearls of wisdom cast forth her inmost thoughts, doubtful balance poising a rampant fantasy upon her future. 

Artificial breaths, he held onto pretensions of next steps descending over an engagement with bliss. 

He held out the ring in hope.

She said — 

Yes.

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