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SatInUGal
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Kumar
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So much appreciation to Ahavati and all the helpers on this thing, and all the poets whose poetry I will be reading in the coming days. This was again the fun, challenging poetic exercise I've come to expect, and once again I feel I am emerging a stronger poet for it.

Cipher_O
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Zero_Stillness
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Thank you to all who made this prestigious event possible...

I am so proud to be a member of this club of Poets/esses...

We did it!

(I'm not crying...  It's the adrenaline...:)))

Ahavati
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Ljdynamic said:

I did minor revisions on 5 or 6 of them in my personal saves but my #13 was the biggest revision.  I figure I'd share it here.

Original Post:

Day Thirteen Poetry

As my pen bleeds my fingers smear the ink.
Thinking that the dry spell is broken,
spoken words take form on the blank page.
Engaging into battle with me in 3D.
Being impossible as we do not see eye to eye.
Denying me the right to express my heart and soul.
Control of myself has been lost.
Tossed along the way with my inspiration.

Unique Words 52


Revision:

Bargaining

As I watch my pen bleed
my fingers smear the ink.

Lost as I unleash this necessary deed.

Thinking that the dry spell is broken,
abruptly these words begin to heed.

Spoken words take a form
on this blank page.

My hand writes the brainstorm.

Engaging these words to battle in 3D,
they decide to surround and swarm.
Being impossible
as we do not see eye to eye.

Crafting a poem does feel possible.

Do not deny me the right to express
a piece with my heart and soul.

Allow me to confess.

Control of myself has been lost.

Depressed as I have been
tossed along the way with no inspiration.

Unique Words 80


That's what I'm talking about! If not happy with their entries, NaPoets now have 30 pieces of poetry they can edit in such a way!

Ahavati
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da_poetic-edifier said:Great job to the moderators as well as the participating poets.

Team NaPo did an amazing job! Thank you, and congratulations!

Ahavati
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SatInUGal said:So much appreciation to Ahavati and all the helpers on this thing, and all the poets whose poetry I will be reading in the coming days. This was again the fun, challenging poetic exercise I've come to expect, and once again I feel I am emerging a stronger poet for it.

Thank you, Kumar! We are always excited your participation. We missed you on the team this year! Hopefully things will settle down for you soon and you'll be back on board!

Ahavati
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Cipher_O said:Thank you to all who made this prestigious event possible...

I am so proud to be a member of this club of Poets/esses...

We did it!

(I'm not crying...  It's the adrenaline...:)))


Nope! You're not crying! We appreciate your appreciation, Cipher! You were great throughout the challenge!

brokentitanium
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k.
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Thank you, Team NaPo for all that you do... I can't imagine having any extra tasks on top of just writing every day - that was enough of a struggle! And thanks to all the participants too - you all kept me motivated & encouraged. Glad I did this again; it always reminds me that yes, I can write poetry about almost any topic in a pinch. 😆 I'm also glad it's over so I can resume a healthier sleep schedule!!
I will slowly catch up with reading & commenting & responding....

Ahavati
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brokentitanium said:Thank you, Team NaPo for all that you do... I can't imagine having any extra tasks on top of just writing every day - that was enough of a struggle! And thanks to all the participants too - you all kept me motivated & encouraged. Glad I did this again; it always reminds me that yes, I can write poetry about almost any topic in a pinch. 😆 I'm also glad it's over so I can resume a healthier sleep schedule!!
I will slowly catch up with reading & commenting & responding....


Team NaPo is eternally grateful for your continued support, k!

Ahavati
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So, it has been the most productive day! Team NaPo! your NaPo'23 Group is ready! Those who are interested in being a Team NaPo'23 member, we'll be in touch soon! Entrants, your trophies should be awarded soon!

Also, when delivering the confirmed trophy recipients to Webmiss today, it struck me that this may be the first year that we have never lost anyone between day one and thirty! I'll have to confirm that, but it seems that every year we lose at least one or two! Well done, Entrants! That's how to stay the course!

Ljdynamic
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This was a really neat experience.  Thank you to the host and moderators.  High five to my fellow participants.

rowantree
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Ro E.
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This comp always really helps me feel creative and refreshed and a bit stronger once finished. Iím so grateful to those who ran it!!

Wafflenose
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I'll be joining next year.

I was going to keep writing each day, but have a big fundraiser going on at the moment (as per usual) so got distracted!

Ahavati
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We love all these testimonies, guys! And appreciate you taking the time to share them. YOU are why NaPo is the largest and most successful consecutive event in DU History! Just think, YOU are a part of that! Heck, YOU created it! xo

slipalong
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A pleasure and a torture alone in a crowded room

brokentitanium
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slipalong said:A pleasure and a torture alone in a crowded room

Winning minimalist poetry right there!!! 👍😃

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