Poem for the Last Day of National Poetry Writing Month



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On this last day of April

I am writing

My last poem for this month

Of writing poetry

(A month observed by hundreds of


And I find myself wondering

How I have written 30 poems

During this month

Because the rest of the year

I am awash in prose:

Novels, articles, devotionals and

Short stories.

I can’t write a poem each day

For more than one short month.

I will write some verse occasionally

In the coming year, but

That’s all,

Although I suspect that my Erato

Is merely hidden,

Reclining at her ease

Waiting for another time

Another place


Another month of



Dan Verner

April 30, 2017

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