Dillettangentially Delayed: National Poetry Month is Here


I just made up a word there, by smooshing two words together. That was pretty cool. How Lewis Carroll of me! As a writer, you can do that. You can also do that if you are a stoner. I’m usually only one of those, and I’ll leave it to you to decide which one it is.

April is National Poetry Month, and since I have been “in transition,” I thought I’d challenge myself a bit by writing and posting some poetry to this here lonely blog. I looked up “poetry challenges,” and of course, found the Tumblr 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge  that I half-completed last year. No way I’m going to force myself to ever write another effing acrostic, however, I did put it aside as I never officially finished the challenge.  I found several others, and if you dig back far enough in your search engine of choice, I’m sure the possibilities are practically fathomless.

So, I am going to post some poems: some mine, and some belonging to others (usually one of each) for each day of April. Of course, I’m a bit behind, so skooch over, children, and let me get all up on in there. I’ve got some words to wrangle.

Here are a few challenges if you want to try some of your own. I’d love to see the results!

Poets and Writers Magazine Challenge

Writer’s Digest 2012 Challenge

30/30 Poetry Challenge 2013  (one new prompt per day)

Published by The Freelance Dilettante

I am a freelance writer and editor, life-long learner and educator, multi-media artist, and intrepid adventurer. After eight years in lovely San Jose, CA , I have returned home to the Pacific Northwest with my two cats and one husband.

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