INKpals’ One Poem a Day Challenge – Day 30

Today’s assignment signifies the end of our National Poetry Month One Poem a Day Challenge. We have been writing, presumably the entire month of April and have written at least one new poem for each day of the month. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have and look forward to continually supporting you and your writing in whatever way I can.  Now on to the business at hand.

Today’s assignment is to write a poem about whatever you want. That’s right, you are on your own. Today, let the world be your prompt. Though this is the last assignment of the challenge, it does not mean that this is the last time you will ever write a poem. At least I hope not. The point of the challenge was to spark your writing and get you going again. So today, the training wheels are off and it’s time for you to push forward with your writing. Always feel free to come back and try any of the prompts again.

The following poem is an excerpt from the poem, We Never Know How High We Are, by one of my favorite poets of all time, Emily Dickinson. I hope it encourages you to keep writing, like your life depends on it.

“We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise…”

Happy Writing!

-Enzo (INKpals)

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Enzo Silon Surin on April 30th 2012 in National Poetry Month

INKpals’ One Poem a Day Challenge – Day 29

Today’s assignment is to write a poem about an everyday chore like cleaning, doing laundry, mowing the lawn and so on. I was doing laundry the other day and you wouldn’t believe the type of poem that came out of just sitting there waiting for the wash cycle to complete. It ended up being 2 pages. I hope you find the same grade of inspiration while you complete today’s assignment.

The following sample is from the poem Dusting by one of my favorite poets: Marilyn Nelson.

My hand, my arm,
make sweeping circles.
Dust climbs the ladder…

Happy Writing!

-Enzo (INKpals)

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Enzo Silon Surin on April 29th 2012 in National Poetry Month

INKpals’ One Poem a Day Challenge – Day 28

Today’s assignment is to write a poem about American Pop Culture. Feel free to use whatever comes to mind for you when you think about American Pop Culture; from music, to movies to fashion.

Happy Writing!

-Enzo (INKpals)

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Enzo Silon Surin on April 28th 2012 in National Poetry Month

INKpals’ One Poem a Day Challenge – Day 27

Today’s assignment is to write a poem starting with the following line “at times, my life seems…”

Happy Writing!

-Enzo (INKpals)

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Enzo Silon Surin on April 27th 2012 in National Poetry Month