April is Poetry Month in America! And while it’s true that I live in the Philippines, my job requires me to celebrate US holidays rather than local holidays (no time off for me this Holy Week) so I see no reason why I shouldn’t join in on the fun.
I can’t promise to write a poem a day this month. But I will try. And I hope some of you out there will try it with me. I definitely encourage you to share your work in the comments section. They don’t have to be the best verses ever, because I’m hardly talented myself. The point is to celebrate poesy at its finest. To that end, I hope you find some measure of enjoyment in the piece below.
And I hope to read from you soon, whoever you are and wherever you’re from.
is the dark exhale that grasps
for wilted lungs,
the sound of a mountain echo
of a breath
of a song unsung
Whoops, this was supposed to go live sometime yesterday – except I forgot to press the “schedule button”. That being said, I think it’s a little lucky that it happened that way – I can add a few more things to this post. So without further delay…
It’s April, and that basically means a few things:
- I have a new task goal at work, which means I will be extra busy again
- I really have to work on that Apocalypse short story if I want to reach the deadline (at the end of the month)
- I also have to seriously tinker with that poem if I want to at least honor Poetry Writing Month
- Which means that I’ll be posting less on this blog and doing less blog reading (because I’ll be putting more hours into writing for both my job and my “literary” pursuits)
So I do apologize if there are comments that don’t get answered in the meantime, or it seems like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. That being said, I’ll try to post at least once or twice a week here, and catch up with blog reading some other times.
But before I go, I’m going to shamelessly pimp Literary Wonderland – that beautiful official site is finally up! Now, as some of you may have figured out based on that one post about my nephew’s birthday, I’m really into getting people of all ages to read. Given that Bryon Cahill, the awesome person running the LW site, has extensive experience in creating literature for the young and the young at heart, it shouldn’t be surprising that I’m really excited about this great new website. 🙂 I insist that you guys check it out (and if you like it, subscribe via the blog).
So I’m off to face April! I hope you guys have a productive April too. 😀