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Just when I thought I couldn’t be busier in April, what with the Melbourne International Comedy Festival gigs I have booked and the awesome stuff on at the Wheeler Centre to go to, along with commitments to work and uni readings and assignments and maintaining a social life, I have, on a whim, decided to add NaPoWriMo to my list of things to do.

NaPoWriMo is National Poetry Writing Month, in the tradition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, held in November). NaPoWriMo is a commitment to the goal of writing one poem per day for the month of April.

I’ve already started on the backfoot having decided to take up the challenge on the second day of April, but I’m going to power through and hopefully I won’t fall behind.

I plan to publish some of my poems on this blog, the good  ones or ones that have a specific relevance to the blog, and in that vein, I present to you my first NaPoWriMo poem.

NaPoWriMo – A Haiku

One poem per day
Just for the month of April
It can’t be that hard.

Surely I can find
Something meaningful to put
In verse once a day

Each form will provide
A challenge to overcome
Many will be crap

A few will be great
These I will show to the world
Jewels in my crown

So if nothing else
It will stretch my comfort zone
And my poetry skills