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  • Just remembered that last year @Liminality made a #NaPo themed #AlphabetAnswers ~ so just decided to try that out real quick. Feel free to also participate if you'd like. :) (code is under the spoiler at the bottom)

    Alliteration or no? Yes, yep, you bet!
    Blackout poetry? Maybe!
    Commenting on other users' threads? Absolutely plan to!
    Dark or happy themes? I want happy themes but we shall see where the poetry goes.
    Enjambment? Maybe some fun paragraph poetry?
    Fun in poetry jams? (WFPs poetry parties) Can't wait!
    Goals you'd like to share? 30 poems and 50 comments?
    How many poems? 30!
    Including chickens or potatoes? chickens.
    Jam flavour? Lemon Curd is pretty delicious.
    Keen on concrete imagery? yes.
    Lowercase or uppercase?? lowercase aesthetic for life
    Music playlist for poetry writing? ohh I don't have the brain-focus-capacity to listen to music while writing, because I will 100% get very distracted.
    New or an experienced NaPo-er? I think I'd say experienced by now! Have been napo-ing since 2017.
    Other poeting activities? (ex. collabing with other YWS users) probably not collabing, but hopefully doing Poetry Jams!
    Prose poetry? Yes
    Quality or quantity? Much more concerned with getting words on the page than them being *perfect* so quality!
    Rhyme? We'll see... we'll see - probably assonance at least!
    Structured poetry? Yes I think I had a goal to do at least one structured poem!
    Thread theme? sort of
    U READY?!?! NO
    Voiceovers in your thread? not sure what this means, but if it means that Morgan Freeman is calmly narrating how my napo experience is going every time I post an unnecessary author note so that the audience at home doesn't get too worried about if I'm going to make it to 30 poems or waste the majority of my time with formatting and author notes, then yes.
    Why NaPo? It's a great way to expand your poetry by being forced to write a lot at once (can't just write the same poem 30 times!) so forced creativity, and also just fun with the community and having a chance to read everyone's threads and it's just a blast being able to help encourage others in their poetry too. I am really looking forward to reading everyone's threads!!
    Xylophone - would you use this word in a poem? Maybe in a abecedarian!
    YWS NaPo Activity? NaPo Thread, Jams, and probably not doing April Madness this year, but I will cheer on all the participants.
    'Zeugma' - what does it mean?? A Zebra that is just at the beginning stages of learning to crochet, not an expert by any means, but a zeugma.

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    [b]Alliteration or no? [/b]
    [b]Blackout poetry? [/b]
    [b]Commenting on other users' threads?[/b]
    [b]Dark or happy themes?[/b]
    [b]Fun in poetry jams? (WFPs poetry parties)[/b]
    [b]Goals you'd like to share?[/b]
    [b]How many poems?[/b]
    [b]Including chickens or potatoes?[/b]
    [b]Jam flavour?[/b]
    [b]Keen on concrete imagery?[/b]
    [b]Lowercase or uppercase??[/b]
    [b]Music playlist for poetry writing?[/b]
    [b]New or an experienced NaPo-er?[/b]
    [b]Other poeting activities? (ex. collabing with other YWS users)[/b]
    [b]Prose poetry?[/b]
    [b]Quality or quantity? [/b]
    [b]Structured poetry?[/b]
    [b]Thread theme?[/b]
    [b]U READY?!?![/b]
    [b]Voiceovers in your thread?[/b]
    [b]Why NaPo?[/b]
    [b]Xylophone - would you use this word in a poem?[/b]
    [b]YWS NaPo Activity? [/b]
    [b]'Zeugma' - what does it mean??[/b]

    Spearmint lemon curd!! =D
    Mar 29, 2023

    Liminality Oh yeah - I remember making this with @starlitmind - I forgot which of us put in the zeugma question though xD Lemon curd sounds like a fun flavour, though I've never tried before. Good luck with those goals!
    Mar 29, 2023

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  • Quillfeather
    Mar 28, 2023

    Hmm... SOmEoNe needs to make a NaPo thread... <.<

    lliyah who said i was doing napo!
    Mar 28, 2023

    Quillfeather Well I know you would never abandon us
    And you would never give up and opportunity to write chicken poetry
    but seriously if you aren't are you okay? Where is the alliyah I know ps. No pressure to do napo<333

    Mar 28, 2023

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  • Oh! Look there! Only 3 Jam Jars Left!

    Hello, this is a petition for every single link on yws to just go directly to the NaPo Forum for convenience sake :3 If you would like to sign this petition simply click this thread and leave a poem.


    ~ #bringbacknapo #Panic!AtTheNaPo

    By the way! As you're making your threads it's not too late to join in on the #WhyNaPo or #NaPoGoals or other napo Hashtags ~ and if you're still not too sure what NaPo is, but have been way too intimidated by the cat-gifs to ask, be sure to check out the NaPo FAQ put together by @Quillfeather and myself with all your NaPo questions!

    Last but not least, if you need an extremely low-pressure poetry stretch before April appears -> consider participating in the Worst Poem Thread or jumping on to our Haiku Train. Whether you're going for 5 poems or 50 poems, whether you've changed your thread 3 times already or like me you haven't even posted it, I believe in you. You are a poet after all. Let's get excited for a wonderful month of poetry together! I kind of have a feeling this might be the best YWS NaPo yet! :)

  • Hi alliyah! <3 total disclaimer: this is a no pressure check in, since I know this year April is \busy/ for you, and I totally understand that! But just wanted to drop in and say I'm waiting with bated breath for your thread and whatever wonderful theme you'll be going with this year <333

    lliyah :eyes:
    Mar 28, 2023

    lliyah Hey E! Just having one of those weeks where it feels like pancakes keep getting stacked on top of your head. :3 So haven't quite had time to yet ~ but do intend to post before NaPo begins! :) Thank you for checking in!
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  • This is awesome! And a lot of fun to have YWS so active. :D
    Nate wrote:With the March 2023 Review Day under our belts, March '23 is now well on track to beat March '22 in terms of pageviews. That's huge. For those unaware, the email system broke down last year, and the last full month where it really worked was in March '22. So for YWS to bounce back so strongly is pretty big, and that's due to everyone here.

    Really looking forward to a great April, and to checking out all the NaPo threads. If you haven't started yours yet, get on it!

    2023 NaPo Information

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  • Those jam jars are going fast!

    Quillfeather wrote: only 4 jam jars left!
    Still unsure about NaPo and have some questions? feel free to ask them here in the Napo FAQ !
    we're here to help!

    don't forget!
    Don't forget to claim a spot to log your badges in the 2023 Badge Information thread
    and make your thread in the Napo fourms
    NaPo is coming quick!

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  • Poetry Brainstorm Jam! (happening now)

    LadySpark wrote:

    Buzz, Buzz, Buzz! It's time to brainstorm!

    Are you ready for NaPo yet? ... We aren't either! To fix that, @LadySpark and @spatula will be hosting a poetry brainstorm jam on ! Come join us and get a head start on your NaPo planting planning!

    We'll see you there! Click this link on the 25th to join us!

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  • *attempting to summon some of the ancient ones (& people I'd love to see poetry from) by the power of napo*

    @Aley @Hannah @PenguinAttack @Audy @Rydia @amelie @Tenyo @hexglass @Que @Arcticus @BluesClues

    Already seeing so many cool napo threads!!

    Hkumar wrote:One great thing about Napo is that it wakes some of the ancient YWSers from their slumber and we get to see their amazing poetry again.

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    BluesClues I am doing c a m p
    Mar 25, 2023

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  • Quillfeather wrote: only 8 Jam jars left!

    Have you wanted to try out poetry but are to devoted to your current story or roleplay?
    Why not do both with some
    #characterpoems !

    Expand you're small garden to a full orchard by creating a poem from the POV of/ or inspired by your favorite character/OC!

    What would your favorite character write about? Angsty parental problems, Annoying quests, annoying people, best friends, found family, significant other? It's all up to you!

    Just write a poem, from the perspective of you main character, OC, and post it with the hashtags #characterpoems #NaPo

    Have fun!

    #bringbacknapo #countdowntonapo

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  • This is so exciting ! Be sure to give "The Orchard" a read and watch for more NaPo issues ~ (p.s. did you know we're running out of jam jars? napo is coming soon!)

    LadySpark wrote:


    Extra, Extra— Read All About It!

    There's something brand new this NaPo!

    There's a new newsletter in town! Welcome to The Orchard, a special NaPo-only e-zine published by the poetry crew to help you have your best National Poetry Month yet! We were so excited to get this newsletter out, we wanted to get a head start and give you a few articles before the official start on April 1st. For the first couple of weeks, you can rely on the Orchard to be your place to look for information & links, events information, and more! As we transition to NaPo, The Orchard will expand to include additional articles— all with the focus of our thriving YWS poetry community.

    Click the link above to check out the first edition! Enjoy!

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  • Quillfeather 11 jam jars I think!
    Mar 20, 2023

    Stringbean *cries in not-ready-yet*
    Mar 21, 2023

  • !!
    EternalRain wrote:Heart eyes!!

    Seirre wrote:Did you know @lliyah made a contest for all things goose, chicken, and penguin related??? And the winner of each category (poetry, visual art, song, crochet, you name it) gets 500 points??? This sounds like the perfect opportunity to warm up your poetry skills right before NaPo to me. Go check it out here!

    Not A Sponsor

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  • Dossereana
    Mar 19, 2023

    Okay I have to say I love your new Avatar!!!

    lliyah Thank you!!! I'm ready for napo!
    Mar 19, 2023

  • Be there or be square
    Liminality wrote:Heads up, you could be discussing a Taylor Swift song at a poetry discussion!!

    Hello hello! With NaPo coming up, we're having a special song lyric discussion for our Poetry Readers pad this March! The date/time will be (adjusts to your timezone). You can bring song lyrics from any musical artist you like to discuss. Some examples of the things we might talk about would be favourite lines, how the language of the song makes you feel, etc.

    As usual all YWS rules and the content rating system will apply to the pad. Said pad will be posted in the Poetry Readers club and on the People's Tab.

    We hope to see you there!

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