National Poetry Writing Month

April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo)!!!

The goal of the project is to write 30 poems in 30 days. National Poetry Writing Month started on Tuesday and I, being perennially late, started writing on Thursday. Now I am finally caught up! I will be posting to the blog as time permits.

To learn how to participate, or to read the poetry of other participants, visit the official website by clicking the NaPoWriMo 2014 button in the sidebar to the right.

For the first few days, I have followed the prompts as given and found them both enlightening and enjoyable. I learned something new from each one. The first challenge was to write a poem about a myth or legend, the only stipulation being that it not relate to Greek or Roman mythology, because so much has already been written on those subjects. For my subject, I chose an ancient Japanese goddess, Amaterasu.

Amaterasu, Goddess of the Sun

by Jan Brown

she paints the heavens

with her siblings

shines her light

on nieces and nephews

bringing life to these islands

the wide span

of our floating world

she warms the earth

with her effervescence

sparkling rays of light

long tendrils touching

tiny hands and hearts

the gentle waves

of our floating world

she reaches the depths

of the ocean floor

in dwindling light

in deepest water

nourishing and dazzling

the teeming life

of our floating world

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