April 2016’s National/Global Poetry Writing month challenge was . . . well just that. I am grateful for the prompts and for the nudges towards trying different forms and styles of poetry.
My personal highlights were:
The Psalmists Say, which took a line or verse from each of the first fifty Psalms, and re-combined them to form a new text.
Purple Majesty, which took its inspiration from a potato.
Betrayal, which I hope may have connected with readers even before the biblical reference in the last line
Verbiage, which used vocabulary I may never have reason to call on ever again.
and finally . . .
Multa Paucis, which combined Latin sayings. The title means, ‘saying much in a few words’, which pretty much sums up my approach to writing poetry.
Thank you to Maureen Thorson, a poet living in Washington DC, USA, who is responsible for the Na/GloPoWriMo event.