So It Begins …


It’s November and that means it’s time for the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest). Once again, I’ve decided to jump in and take on the challenge. I love this challenge not only because of the wonderful community on Writer’s Digest, but also because the competition is a wonderful opportunity. At the end of the challenge, participants put together a chapbook of their best entries and the winning chapbook is published!

Last year I challenged myself to 30 haiku in 30 days. I accomplished this goal by writing well over 30 traditional haiku. As my practice in the haiku form has evolved, this year I’ll be writing contemporary haiku for each prompt in the challenge.

As I work my way through the challenge, I’ll be posting my daily entries here as I write them (instead of in “clumps” like I have in the past). Hopefully, a month of daily poetry will be a welcome change of pace!

So it begins …

November 1, 2015
Prompt: the day after

an empty chair
at the dinner table
leafless trees

cold autumn rain
overnight freeze
snow covered field

tired of crying
the morning sun
dries my tears

trembling hands
hold a coffee cup
the day after

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Are you participating in the PAD Challenge? Share your links or your poems in the comments. 🙂

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c.b.w. 2015