It’s been 12 days since April ended and also since I’ve been writing poetry regularly. I kind of wish I had the motivation to continue trying to write a poem everyday – and maybe I’ll try picking it back up later – but for now I’m tired and prose is starting to look a little more welcome.
Reading back over my NaPoWriMo poems has made me realize both how much I’ve improved with poetry and how much more room for improving I still have (which technically I guess is infinite). Some of the poetry I wrote was much more experimental than I thought I’d ever write, but I think I might explore more forms and structures of poetry before going on to try more form-breaking things so that there’ll be more of an understanding/purpose behind it. It’s also made me realize that I definitely need to read a lot more poetry, which I haven’t been doing lately as much as I would’ve liked. Anyway, I’ve also gotten what I think is my third official publication: some poems of mine are being published in the 2015 issue of Navigating the Maze, a teen poetry anthology! I guess it means that my poetry is getting better, even if I sometimes don’t feel like it is.