Some might have noticed; some might have not. That I’ve been posting a poem every day for the past few days of April. Yes, I think I always post poems, but the poems I’ve been posting are part of this challenge.
Robert Lee Brewer, blogger for the Writer’s Digest, calls this the 2011 April PAD (Poem-a-Day) aka aprpad challenge. It’s goal is to make poets write new poems, based on the given prompts, during the month of April. There’s also some writing contest with a prize attached… but I don’t really care about that.
First, because it is my belief that if there’s a contest I’m never going to win. Second, because I didn’t think I could write a new poem based off a prompt for 30 days. Yeah, I haven’t been doing too well.
It’s really an exercise in how fast and how good you can latch onto your muse. For example, I’ve found that some days I have to coax the words to formulate. Other days I wonder if the words actually exist. They surely must, in some distant universe.
Earth to muse. I want to write a new poem today! [Silence.]
Starting this week I’m going to post links to the aprpad poems I find that I enjoy. Maybe I’ll coax these writers to submit to Enhance. We’ll see.