We made it through! I congratulate all bloggers who participated in this challenge and who have produced some astonishing writing pieces. It was a real pleasure to read and follow your progress. I would love also to read your comments on how this challenge impacted your writing.
Considering my own experience, I must say it was quite different from the NaPoWriMo. For me it was much easier to write every day new, fresh poem than continuing one from the previous day. Especially in the beginning, when I wasn’t sure in which direction will poem go. But later with some input from your comments I found my inspiration in Irish mythology and poetry. The main character, Irish Rose, was inspired by the Celtic Goddess Aine, – a goddess of summer, wealth and sovereignty. In one of the tales she has been associated with the semi-mythological King of Munster, Ailill Aulom, who in one instance ‘ravished’ her, which ended in Áine biting off his ear. In such way she managed to destroy his sovereignty as he became unfit to be King. Some parts of the poem were also inspired by the Leda and the Swan from W. B. Yeats.
This writing experience has certainly contributed to me in a sense how to train my creativity and be patient. Sometimes I had an urge to write a lot, but I had to keep in mind that it shouldn’t be too long in each day – who has the time to read especially during holidays. So it did involve some planning and outline for the whole story in the poem. It’s so easy to get lost in the moment and suddenly you forget what you wrote couple of days ago – a perfect way for story to become disconnected and run out of proportion. I hope I avoided that 🙂
This is for sure my longest poem ever written and hopefully you enjoyed it. If you would like to read more poems/stories of this type with mythological influence, please comment below so this can be a start of even larger project, who knows?! As Business in Rhyme will get more professional ‘look and feel’ this year there will be more challenges, prompts and additional interesting things coming your way.
For now I will let you once more enjoy the most popular articles on blog during 2016:
- Poetry is Art
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- Why people don’t like Poetry
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- 6 life habits that allowed me to become a writer I always wanted to be
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- 4 simple ways to make your poetry blog stand out
I wish you all have a blast this year and write some amazing poems! 🙂
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