Monday, April 25, 2022


April is National Poetry Month and Writers Digest challenged us to write a poem a day. I stuck my toe in the stream and wrote a few, but not every day, oh no, I wasn’t brave enough for that.

I admire those who took the challenge and jumped right in. Here is my shaky step to one of the challenges:

How to Write a Poem

Poetry is
conservation of thought
and words.

Each word must say MORE than
narrative, which can go on
and on
and ON,
to a grand finale.

Poems need not go far,
they are sparse
fierce, pithy,
and pierce
the heart
and conscience
saying more
with less.

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