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NaPoWriMo End Wednesday May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

“A writer is somebody for whom writing is
more difficult than it is for other people.
– Thomas Mann

“This is a stamina game, so don’t despair if you run down a blind alley and have to start over, or if you get another rejection letter. Every successful writer has gone through that, but they kept writing and didn’t quit until they made it happen.”
– Tim Maleeny

NaPoWriMo 2013 is done. The blog will now return to its loosely scheduled occasional posts—often publicizing NorthWest poetry readings. I hope a few new people discovered the idea of NaPoWriMo and I’m glad my daily NaPoWriMo posts encouraged some of you to write a poem a day and offered a variety of mostly original challenges/prompts.

And remember what this guy once wrote: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails…explore…dream….discover. – Mark Twain

Indeed!

Stretch farther than you should, until it becomes dangerous, until you’ve stretched too far and failed as often as it takes you to no longer be afraid of failure. It is then (and only then) will success (large or infinitesimal) matter and truly satisfy. CJJ

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

Prompt 31 suggested writing a confused poem… here is mine:

State of Confusion
By Christopher J. Jarmick

I have clarity about the confusion
existing in the world around me
And I’m personally experienced with it
particularly inside large shopping malls
but I usually choose not to think about it
and pretend there is more order and sense
in the world than actually exists.
That probably means I’m not just confused
but utterly delusional as well.
So far none of this has been professionally
Diagnosed and I take no drugs for it
which most of the time, I think is a good thing.
But …
what do I know?

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’

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Poetry is Everything

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Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle based writer, very active in the Northwest Poetry Community. His latest book is called IGNITION; Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares. Click on it to find out more about it.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

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