Today's prompt is to write a 'how-to' poem or 'how not to'. As always, NaPo is working its magic as my initial blank is soon met with sudden inspiration.
How to Partake in NaPoWriMo
Wake up early. Log on, linger.
Let the prompt simmer
throughout the day.
(The early bird - in this case -
does not necessarily
catch the worm.)
Allow your mind to feel its way
in the initial dark.
Don't be afraid to flail or stutter.
It's potential, not perfection you're after.
Let the new green on the trees
buoy your belief.
Be enthralled by everyday scenes:
blue in the sky, the curvature of a smile.
Mix emotion with thought and stir well.
Build a ladder of lines to reach an inner sky.
And finally, when the moment is ripe
put pen to paper, fingers to keys.
Observe the blankness of a day
coalesce into colour.