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#WeekendCoffeeShare #NaPoWriMo Edition

April 1, 2017 , , , ,



Dear Gentle Readers,

In April I write 30 poems in 30 days to honor my famous ancestor who was an exceptional poet and a special kind of historian. Today I join folks from around the world to participate in this year’s #NaPoWriMo.  Since it is a global initiative it is also known as #GloPoWriMo to make it clear that everyone is invited. You can follow both these hashtags on twitter or Facebook for more information.  I invite you to partake as a fan or a poet.  You my be surprised at the poet you find inside of yourself.  There are many wonderful styles of writing to discover in this treasure trove of artistic expression.  Don’t be shy. Write a poem.



Please sit down, relax, take a load off your feet

While I tell you the story of Ann Dudley Bradstreet

She published her poetry in the Puritan times

Her English is old school, her well crafted rhymes

Were concerned with religion and current events

She made poignant requests to her progeny to stay

On the right side of God’s will, never sit on the fence

She begged us to be ethical, honest, virtuous and bold

Her legacy is eloquent, the details of our family were told

In real time as America took unexpected turns toward liberty

Finding her voice as a woman was a rare privilege, an anomaly

As her descendant I call on her esteemed presence in April every year

I ask for her assistance to drop a few decent beats, to be pertinent and clear

And so, dear ancestor, now scattered into stardust and moonbeams

Visit me with your discipline, your wisdom, and all of your ancient dreams

To follow in your footsteps I am going to require a great deal of your love

Look down on your daughter here on earth, send inspiration from above

in bloom

in bloom

looking up

looking up

If we were having coffee this month I would ask my coffee friends around the table to ride the poetry train if you are able.  I know it is corny and may turn perverse.  I assure you than in May I will return to verse. The coffee share and the poetry train go well as a duo, in my opinion.  Help yourself to coffee, tea, and poetry.  For more digital beverages and prose, please visit Nerd in the Brain.  The weekly party is always interesting and stimulating.








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Think Positive!



April 2, 2017

I didn’t know there was a poetry version of NaNoWriMo! I’m doing the camp this year, but I might throw a few poems around. Thanks for sharing! See you next weekend!



April 2, 2017

Yes, much easier than writing a novel, I think. Thank you for visiting Elizabeth!

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Pamela Morse

April 2, 2017

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for NaPoWriMo.. this year. Your work since last year has evolved a lot!


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

April 5, 2017

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