Today our bonfires burn
to let winter know it’s lost.
We burn dead branches,
we burn dead leaves
in a tradition of the old beliefs.
Yet as I feel empty and as I feel sad
when we burn our winter away,
I wish her welcome, with sunny days
come stay a while, sweet May!
For thirty days we’ve toiled.
We’ve twisted and turned our words.
Do we now let go,
forget our poems,
let the fires consume the words that flow?
Yes it will be empty and I will feel sad
when poetry month goes away.
We say good-bye to creative days,
but welcome, sweet month of May.
Yes!!! It is the very last day of NaPoWriMo 2014 and I have survived!! I have, indeed, produced a poem a day for thirty days (*whistles innocently at the fact that I’ve actually written almost 80 poems in 30 days*)! I have attempted new ways of writing, I’ve met new poets and I’ve found so much beauty! So we say good-bye – and that is the prompt of Day 30 for NaPoWriMo 2014 – to both winter, on this Walpurgis Night – and to NaPoWriMo 2014, but that does not mean farewell. It simply means that we move on, as we must. And who knows? There may be other poems in the coming months (hours, days or weeks), and there’s always NaPoWriMo 2015! To those of you who’ve stayed with me through this; Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all your patience, for your inspiration, for all your likes and, above all, for any and all comments.