NaHaiWriMo: excerpts

snow falls on the cold frame distant stars

(Feb. 6: frame)

.

lake ice growing thinner
I count my money
again

(Feb. 9: ice)

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I don’t have time to do NaHaiWriMo this month, so I’m doing it. There is something about that innocent little prompt that has the mysterious power to jar me out of writer’s block, even if temporarily. And once I’ve written my one haiku for the day I feel absolved of all guilt for not writing for another 24 hours, which I believe actually saves me time in the end.

Michael Dylan Welch is setting the prompts again this year (this whole thing was his idea) and they’re alphabetical this time (a is for apple, you know the drill). That’s kind of satisfying too, especially to organization freaks like me.

This is all I have right now that I can stand to show people. I’ll try to post another update later in the month.

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7 thoughts on “NaHaiWriMo: excerpts

  1. Peter Newton says:

    You talked me into following the prompts without even trying, Melissa. I have been posting my NaHaiWriMo poems on Twitter. Thanks for the kick-start.–Peter

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