You've heard of NaNoWriMo, right?
You haven't? Well then please allow me to explain. It's an acronym for National ... well, INTER ... but you know what America is like (Oops - Hi ya all my lovely American friends! Teehee ) -national ... Novel Writing Month.
Anyway. This month has been decreed by the people that decree things (I often wonder who these people are ...) That it is NaPoWriMo which stands for National ... (well, INTERNATIONAL actually, but I've already gone into that) ... Poetry Writing Month).
For those interested enough and who welcome the challenge, this means writing and posting a. poem. every. day. for. the. whole. month. of. April.
I have always been a bit of a late starter ... a late bloomer, as one of my sisters calls all of us McKenzie girls ... so I'm starting in with this poem-a-day thing a week or so late.
Throughout the goode monthe April then, I shall endeavour ( a good Cook-e verb!) to post a poem a day.
I put in my eyes.
I listen to the birds
and share their viewpoints.
I breathe in and then
I breathe out. I think of what meat
for tea. Sometimes
I make puns
that would otherwise go begging,
like today's: 'Buy hoki New Zealand'
which relates to the fish
I got out of the freezer
earlier and which
no-one will get
except kiwis who remember
Kay McKenzie Cooke