Yay NaPoWriMo!

Today is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month, also known as NaPoWriMo! I am extremely excited to be participating in this even as it is my first time! I can’t wait to see what comes from it. If you are unfamiliar with NaPoWriMo, the challenge is essentially to write at least one poem every day for the month of April. So, please, show support :) Also, do not hesitate to critique and criticize. I am doing this in order to grow as a writer and criticism is a vital part of creative growth.

For my first NaPoWriMo poem, I was instructed to incorporate the names of the first five songs to appear on my iTunes shuffle mode. Big thanks to Read Write Poem for Donna Vorreyer such a great prompt. The songs I wound up with are as follows: Crazy Crazy Crazy by Michael Franti, When the Night Feels my Song by Bedouin Soundclash, Spanish Castle Magic by Jimi Hendrix, In a Little While by Hot Action Cop and Better Days by OPM. Enjoy!


He says I’m crazy, crazy, crazy
and its all in the eyes the way they
burn like Tinakula and beg
like Luamerava.

When the night feels my song
we dance barefoot, hot coals,
smoke rising high in a
red, red sky.

All I want is a little Spanish castle magic,
a little apasionado to really feel
alive and maybe, in a little while,
the hunger will be better.

Daze are long and hot
he says my skin sticks like honey;
he says its all in the eyes
the way they burn, burn, burn.



  Greg O’Connell wrote @

Hi, Erica. Great to read about your passion for words. I invite you to discover my work at http://www.gregoconnell.com – Greg =)

  pieceofpie wrote @

oh, im glad i did stop by!!!… it’s all about the vision of fire and the color red!!!

  wordsbypsayers wrote @

Nice! Love the way you put this together.

  9to5poet wrote @

I really enjoyed this poem. I love your use of repetition.

  Pamela Villars wrote @

Oh, this is gorgeous! I don’t know any of the titles, but it paints a vivid expression of romance.

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