Sunday, 4 April 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 4

Today's quote:

"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted." ~Percy Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821

Today's prompt:

Write a poem that illustrates your idea of what is inside-out.

Today's poem:

Inside Out

They say a poet must bleed,
Expose themselves freely
For the attentions of their craft,
Turn themselves inside out
For the reader's inspection.

They pour out their heart and guts,
The good and bad of them
Hidden deep inside,
Dug up, polished
And displayed
In vibrant, brilliant colours.

History brought to life
Once more, both poets
And readers can re-live
The ups and downs
Of past events,
Laid raw and bleeding
For our entertainment.

A poet's darkest thoughts,
History and future dreams,
Examined and digested
By readers, critics
And worst of all,
Other poets, still hiding
Their own inner selves.


  1. Hi, Laura. I'm enjoying your blog. I guess my latest poem 'Griefsong' belongs to the above category. You can find it at (Click on NaPoWriMo 2010 in the top menu bar) - Greg =)

  2. Nice job and your poem would also work for the April PAD challenge.