Friday, April 30, 2010

NaPoWriMo #30

May

As we turn the final page
of last winter's book,
indigo streaks bloom
above our heads like loose
paint strokes on a sky blue
canvas. The bursts
of fireworks crackle in the
distance, people watching
by the edge of the glossy
lake

the warm air surrounded
by the sound of crickets
and the telltale buzz of
bumblebees-

not yet summer, but
close enough.

NaPoWriMo is finally over! I'm really glad I did it this year- I think I got some pretty good poems out of this, and I enjoyed writing all the poems as well. Some days were tough and uninspirational, but I think it was a good learning experience for me, figuring out how to draw ideas from basically nowhere. Congratulations to everyone else who took part in NaPoWriMo this year and completed the challenge!

Lastly, I'd like to thank all my followers and commenters for sticking with me through this month and providing so much support and encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you!

7 comments:

Inkgirl said...

You did great. congrats.

Maya Ganesan said...

love the ending line especially!

Nonie said...

Congratulations for finishing poetry month! Your poems were fantastic!

Priya said...

Thanks, everyone! :)

Beth Kephart said...

I was writing of you and Maya and your powerful qualities as poets and sisters in a guest blog that will go live in June. What a month you've had! Many congrats.

Milli said...

I like the end! Congrats on finishing NaPoWriMo!I would have never been able to get this done;]

Erin said...

"indigo streaks bloom
above our heads like loose
paint strokes on a sky blue
canvas."

love that image.

congrats on making it through the month, talented girl!