NaPoWriMo – Day 2

The prompt for the second day of NaPoWriMo was to write a poem that tells a lie.  Which is a GREAT prompt for me.  Once upon a time I was a prolific teller of untruths.  Unfortunately I spent the day running about.  I desperately needed groceries (there was a lack of Honey Nut Cheerios in our Pantry) and then in the afternoon a long walk with a friend.  The day slipped by without even the smallest amount of writing.

My mantra for this challenge is …
           “The only way to write a Poem is to Write a poem.”
I need to become more intentional with writing. (and my running)

Two labels I want for myself
1. A runner
2. A writer

Therefore I must run and I must write.

Here is to day 3.

NAPoWriMo – Day 1

Today’s prompt for the first day of


National Poetry Writing Month 2013

is to write a poem with the same first line as another poem.

I happened to be reading T.S. Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats” at the time so I decided to go with that.

After a writing a poem that contained the name of every Cat I have ever had the pleasure of living with (which was fun to write but entirely unsharable) I came up with this.

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
Writing a Poem is impossible;
At least writing a Good Poem is.


Posted a day late. (sigh)