To celebrate National Poetry Month — April — I’ve been participating in an online poem-a-day workshop with about 100 poets. Lead by poets Molly Fisk and Lisa Chilar, who provided daily writing prompts, the poems contributed are astonishingly good. My poetic contributions turned out to be more like a poem every other day and weren’t nearly as artful and engaging as those from other participants. But, I tell myself, comparison isn’t the point. It’s the poem that matters.
Ever bookish, it occurred to me that a collection of poetry from the workshop is sitting there waiting to be collected and shared with poetry lovers outside the closed workshop. But, creating a collection would take time and money, both in short supply for the busy poets who participated. I just wish you could read some of them. They’re that good.
In the meantime, below is one of my poems from the workshop inspired by the spring planting going on in my garden.