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alliyah says...



love and complementary colors

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Ready for another National Poetry Month! My goal is 30 poems. I'm not going to commit to any theme yet, though there are few turning around in my mind. I'll probably just follow where the poetry goes. I'm looking forward to reading what everyone else comes up with, and wish you luck in your own NaPo journey!

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2018 NaPo - heavy dreams & lofty responsibilities
2017 NaPo - a collage of mismatched contemplations
2017 Camp NaPo - logbook
but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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INDEX

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1. sort of vague 4.1.19
2. uncommitted grey 4.1.19
3. waiting for sunsets 4.2.19
4. ungrown soil 4.3.19
5. also the stars 4.4.19
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6. unpulled weeds 4.5.19
7. war paint 4.6.19
8. roads we should not cross 4.7.19
9. memories strained 4.8.19
10. lost in translation 4.9.19
11. severed violets 4.9.19
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12. running out of seasonal imagery 4.10.19
13. roads well traveled 4.11.19
14. guest keeping (version 1) 4.12.19
15. guest keeping (version 2) 4.12.19
16. edges and drowning 4.13.19
17. baptismal reflection 4.13.19
18. fear for gravity 4.14.19
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19. competing anxieties 4.14.19
20. word clouds heavy with synonyms for rain 4.15.19
21. i won't search for you anymore 4.15.19
22. as the cathedral was caught in flame 4.16.19
23. morning dreams 4.17.19
24. screen-window heart 4.18.19
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25. home-sick-sea-sick drifting 4.19.19.
26. become driftwood with me 4.20.19
27. you can pretend paper sail boats never sink 4.21.19
28. whoever says love is blind, couldn't have known about dark cyan rivers 4.22.19
29. empty words 4.23.19
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30. broken branches | new soil 4.24.19
31. what color was her skin in the sun 4.24.19
32.learning with knotted heartstrings 4.25.19
33. anxious dreams 4.25.19
34. mulberry joy 4.26.19
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35. to not forget 4.27.19
36. green apples 4.28.19
37. so much unsaid 4.28.19
38. studying greek vocabulary 4.29.19
39. poetry |what are we supposed to be doing? 4.30.19
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but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:06 am
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alliyah says...



1.
sort of vague | set your expectations appropriately


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but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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2.
uncommitted grey | not home yet


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bonus formatting:
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but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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bluewaterlily says...



Amazing start alliyah! I love the format and the imagery as well as the background! Can't wait to see what you have in store for the rest of your NaPo!

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fraey says...



This is really interesting! There's some really rich vocabulary here and some neat formatting. Very promising start!
also concord/killeham/perks.
farewell, once, amidst a wave.
  





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Meshugenah says...



I love what you did with your last two lines of uncommitted grey!
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not home-enough


Oh, boy! That expression is heavy!
  





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Iggy says...



alliyah wrote:
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uncommitted grey | not home yet


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i love u
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
- Lewis Carroll
  





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Spoiler! :

@bluewaterlily, @fraey, @Meshugenah, @Arcticus, @Iggy
Thank you all for the comments and encouragement, it means a lot to me! <33333


3.
waiting on sunsets

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but i don't think i can ever love someone
who doesn't understand that teal
is a different color than
dark cyan.

  





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BlueAfrica says...



psst I really like uncommitted grey that is all
  





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4.
ungrown soil | planting poetry

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but i don't think i can ever love someone
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dark cyan.

  





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5.
also the stars | Lenten Interlude


** content warning: violent & religious themes **

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but i don't think i can ever love someone
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paperforest says...



These are so beautiful, alliyah! I absolutely love ungrown soil | planting poetry, the line "metaphors that extend off the paper and stretch-back around but never quite / resolve themselves" is so true, and I really like the effect of the line break there. And I love the rhythm and sentiment of unpulled weeds, the line "the wrong side of an unbalanced pros and cons list" hit hard.
  








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