NaPoWriMo: Day 1

Today kicks off NaPoWriMo month which is modeled off of NaNoWriMo except the goal is to write 30 poems in 30 days rather than a novel in a month. I will attempt to either write a poem or share a favorite of mine several days a week, not everyday. I really love good poetry, and I don’t invest nearly enough time into it. NaPoWriMo will provide me a nice kick start to diving back in.

Here is one of my favorites by Emily Dickinson whom I just adore:

Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne’er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host
Who took the Flag today
Can tell the definition
So clear of Victory

As he defeated–dying–
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

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