Resignation for Napowrimo days 6-30

Weary, this poet
and only day six ─
nourishment needed
my fatigue to fix.

*tulips 4.4.16

Napowrimo is doing my head in
preventing enjoyment of reading
other folks’ work ─
in despair I shirk,
delete inbox and sigh at the shedding.

Napo’s stolen the pleasure
from my greatest treasure ─
it stops me from sleeping
writing nothing worth keeping
It’s become a poetical bore.

Great prompts thick and fast
in my head whizzing past
without stopping to let me compose.
Too much inspiration
impedes concentration
leaves rebellious old poet aghast.

I’ve decided to go with the flow
cease the struggle with Napowrimo
There are prompts by the score ─
It’s becoming a chore
to keep up and I’ve lost my mojo.


So from now on I’ll write when I want to, despite plethora of prompts, which I’ll keep for time of drought when nothing comes to mind, then give each due attention and care.  So there!  And I had more fun writing that than I’ve had for the last seven days.

hyacinths 4.4.16


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21 Responses to Resignation for Napowrimo days 6-30

  1. thehutts says:

    Love the flowers and the poem. Glad to hear you have seen reason on the writing – quality not quantity is what it is all about. Sally

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  2. Good for you for taking your life back. Still working on it here. 🙂 I’ve had to delete so many posts I just can’t get to for a long while. I have a house and fence to paint and garden to put in not to mention the sewing waiting. This swallows most of my time, still

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  3. pmwanken says:

    My love to you, dear ViV…I usually feel that I can do the writing each day for April, but the guilt of not having adequate time for reading others in reciprocity can sometimes overwhelm. It’s why I’ve actually had to forego many of the prompt sites that “require” it…even outside of April. I just don’t have the time. So–I totally understand!! I’m not sure I’ll last the full 30 this year. We’ll see what happens. (((hugs))) ❤

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  4. Victoria says:

    I had to nix the idea of a poem a day for that reason–it’s too easy to burn out and then the inspiration completely dwindles.


  5. Amen!! I’m doing the same to stay sane. There’s this great quote…”My life has been the poem I would have writ but I could not both live and utter it.” -Henry David Thoreau It’s printed on a pencil case that was a gift and it’s my reminder not to feel to bad if I don’t get on to blog…sometimes the journal is the only one to read my poems…3D life gets busy. ♥I like the honesty of this post and the way it resonates with my feelings about Napowrimo.

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  6. 1sojournal says:

    I can feel the happy this had to have brought. And I like your choice, it makes way too much sense,



  7. Misky says:

    Hugs, Viv. But remember that you took on all of March, too, and besides the whole idea of napowrimo is to write a poem, not write someone else’s poem every day. If there’s no poem in your pen, then so be it! xx

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  8. MarinaSofia says:

    Good on you! I know that I can never write ‘on tap’, or else need long periods of recovery between each ‘pousse’ of effort!

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  9. katechiconi says:

    Right choice, and beautifully explained! Thank you for the lovely hyacinths, I can almost smell them. I miss spring bulbs….

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  10. restlessjo says:

    That sounds like an excellent idea to me, Viv. I never can understand forced writing. I was lured in by your happy bunch of tulips. Sit back and enjoy Spring! Write when you darn well feel like it! 🙂

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  11. tialys says:

    It definitely sounds as if you need to give it a break. If you’re doing something for pleasure and it becomes a chore, and you have a choice, time to move on.

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