Well, whaddya know? It’s OctPoWriMo
That month in the year where we all try to show
Our bestest, most rhymingest, wordsmith-y side
Oh please say you might come along for the ride?
Cheer us (or JOIN us) and then we will see
A HUGE celebration of poet(er)y
(You’ll notice that sometimes when things don’t quite work
You’re welcome to just try to play with the words
Insert a few syllables; break them in half
E’en if it don’t rhyme, you might bag a few laughs
After all (we must ask) what is poetry FOR?
Does it HAVE to be beautiful, tender or raw?
Can’t it just dance in a whirl with the sounds
Of the words as you spin them around and around
And MUST all the rhymes be so goshdurn complex,
Sophistication lending gilded effects
To what really could honestly, simply just be
Something with fun and great simplicity)
And so for that huge celebration I write
My very first October poem tonight
And in lending an Englishish voice to the game
OctPoWriMo gains CrossPonded acclaim
Although my one voice might be really quite small
Does that make it lesser, no, no – NOT AT ALL
I’ll join with the others, together we’ll shout
To tell everyone else What A Poet’s About
It’s going to be gloriously fun, doncherknow
I’ve got my game-face
Are you set?
Welcome to the Well Tempered Bards. I’m Lizzi, one of the poets here. We write, we share others’ poetry (check out the Guest Bards we’ve been lucky enough to feature in the past!) and we have a HUGE passion for getting poetry OUT THERE! OctPoWriMo is going to be awesome fun, and I’m very excited to be part of such a challenging yet wonderful game as this.
If you like what you see, keep coming back – there’ll be more and varied to come.
And as for the hat? Well…every poet needs a silly hat (right? Isn’t that one of the rules when you sign up?)