after all these years
for who I really am
that everything will be okay
even though I can’t ask
go, when it’s time.
April Love Prompt: Thank You For . . .
This year I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by combining NaPoWriMo’s daily poetry challenge with Susannah Conway’s April Love daily photo prompts on Instagram. Each day of April, you will observe the same photo in my Instagram feed on the righthand sidebar that you see in my blog post along with an instapoem.
I’m actually sad that this is the last day of April. I’ve met a lot of lovely folks over the past month, and reconnected with some old friends. I want to give thanks first to Susannah Conway for her inspirational prompts that I’ve tried to capture with my own words and photos. And a big thank you goes out to all who took the time to like, follow or comment, especially , Meghan, Krissy, Lisa Mari, Sharon, Belinda, Sheeba, Beth and Shirah. Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without my undying thanks to Maureen, my writing buddy in the creative trenches, and my wonderful blogger friend Bonny, who has supported this challenge for all thirty days. You deserve a medal, Bonny! I encourage my readers to check out the links provided to see what all these creative folks are up to.
All in all, my third year celebrating National Poetry Month by writing a poem a day, no matter how brief, was far from a fool’s errand. I stay convinced that poetry adds art and meaning to our hectic lives, and condences the best of existence into the sweetest of moments. But now, new leaves on the old oak in my neighborhood park are signalling a new month, and different endeavors. Time to leaf out.
4 thoughts on “Thank You For . . .”
There is mystery in this. Sweetness, sadness. The silhouette of the tree is the lacy, enigmatic image so right for this. It certainly seems like the contemplative musings of the poet as she closes her April journal. I love the “time to leaf out.” I’d say you’ve already leafed out! But that is the way of writers: one project ended and let go, and time for whatever comes next.
Thank you for a month of inspiration!
Thank you for all your comments and insight this month, Maureen!
There have been many times this past month when I’ve thought, “This is Tamara’s best poem yet!”, and today is no different. Each one of your lines beautifully expresses something that every one of us yearns for. The photo is a wonderful accompaniment, with expressive lighting and branches that almost look like they are reaching out to hold, or maybe letting go.
I don’t need any medals, since reading and seeing the fruits of your creative endeavors are their own wonderful reward. You deserve support, and I figure if we express our appreciation with comments, then we’re assured that you’ll continue sharing your poetry in the future. Thank you for adding so much art and meaning to my April!
That support means the world to me. Thank you, Bonny!
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