Ensign’s Log, Entry 21: NaPoWriMo Day #20, Poem #7

There are moments when I need to recall a fact, a name, a date…and nothing comes when I seek the right memory. Oftentimes I will remember later on, long after the moment I needed to recall it has passed. Recently I tried a free writing session–difficult in a moving car, …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 19: NaPoWriMo Day #15, Poem #5

Not doing so great so far this month in terms of writing poetry, but I’ve seen some incredible vistas in the past week in my travels, so I’m sad to say I don’t feel all that guilty! Today’s poem is another haiku, inspired by my time here in Ireland. Ireland …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 18: NaPoWriMo Day #7, A Limerick of a Writer

It has been a very long time since I last wrote a limerick, or even attempted to do so. As I’ve said before, I’m not a great poet, but I have fun writing poems and NaPoWriMo gives me the challenge I need to dust off my poetry muse. Today’s poem …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 17: NaPoWriMo Day #6

I’ve read many kinds of poems–sonnets, epics, free verse… But I think my favorite is the haiku. Brief, simple, beautiful poems. Scribophile has a post in their Writing Academy about haiku, which I’ve read multiple times and highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about this lovely poetry form. …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 16: NaPoWriMo Day #5

I had quite the experience yesterday journeying home by bus–a trip that should have taken about eight hours took almost twelve thanks to a small collision (no one hurt, thankfully!) followed by bad weather (snow, in April? After last week’s high temps? What are you doing, Spring?!). Despite the bad …

Ensign’s Log, Entry 14: National Poetry Writing Month and Poem #1

It’s April, which means that it is… National Poetry Writing Month For those of you unfamiliar with NaPoWriMo, April has been the month for celebrating poetry since 2003, when Maureen Thorson began writing a poem every day for the month of April. NaPoWriMo has a site that explains the origins …