Em-ulation? – #NaPoWriMo20 – Day 14

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Hiya 😊


The prompt for Day 14 of NaPoWriMo was:

…to write a poem that deals with the poems, poets, and other people who inspired you to write poems. These could be poems/poets/people that you strive to be like, or even poems, poets, and people that you strive not to be like.

Enid Blyton was my main early writing influence and goodness knows the woman was prolific, so I gorged on her for a long time! I really liked reading the work of Liz Lochhead and Norman McCaig in school, and Shakespeare is of course up there…I really just fell into the whole rhyming poetry thing from Blyton though 😉 I carried on because I got good feedback from home and school; then I switched to experimenting with blank and free verse in my mid-teens upon the advice of the (sadly no longer with us) children’s author Rennie McOwan. And here I am, posting on my (predominantly) poetry blog almost 30 years later!

I wrote the below about a certain poet I came across in University, however:



I gasped – for there were telling ways –

I could have been E.D –

A twitch of the familiar – 

As I was first reading.


But who am I to make great haste

To justify my days –

As though they’re bound for greatness, when

I’m reclined in my grave?


(Those familiar with this poet probably won’t need this link to see what I played with above, but just in case…)

Stay safe everyone, big hugs and I’ll ‘see’ you in the next post!


Monty X



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2 Responses to “Em-ulation? – #NaPoWriMo20 – Day 14”

  1. Jennifer Patino Says:

    I love it! Emily’s my queen when it comes to short form poetry. Very nice write!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Aww thank you, I was hoping you’d approve 😉 X

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