Well, whaddya know?

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?



Every Poet Needs a Silly Hat

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?)



26 comments on “Well, whaddya know?

  1. I read, hurt my head – my part is done; now leave me alun

    (oh yeah… FRIST is BRIST!)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Twindaddy says:

    When does Gilligan get his hat back? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Okay Lizzie, I’m in. Is there a link up somewhere or do we just leave a link in a comment?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. serins says:

    love the hat. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Your poem perfectly describes the experience and heart of OctPoWriMo, so glad you are along for the journey!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. […] like a step from silly to vengeant in one fell day of […]


  7. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Morgan might make this the OctPoWriMo anthem 😛 😀

    and weren’t you at a place called Some What To Think On, or Madam Considerer or something like that? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • lrconsiderer says:

      Heheh now that really would be funny! And yes – I’m still there (summat2thinkon.wordpress.com) but I’m here, too! I always was here too – just couldn’t really fit it into the April challenge.


  8. Tamara Woods says:

    Hah! You’re so mischievous, poking fun at all of too serious poets! This was loads of fun.

    Liked by 1 person


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