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Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:58 am
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Edited 4/6/2024>

Well… i was originally gonna have a theme for this with a storyline, but my black-and-white thinking and poor impulse control said “Nope!”

Anyghost, I think I may want to re-attempt this, just without a theme. I’ll just write about whatever I guess

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Goals:
—Write at least 5 poems
—Not abandon this suddenly like last time


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1.) Luna
2.) Failed to Live
3.) The Turtle who was Raised by Deer
4.) In Her Sleep (TW: Death of spouse)
5.) Tiffany and Alice
6.) (De) Human
7.) Apollo and Hyacinthus
Last edited by GengarIsBestBoy on Wed May 01, 2024 2:50 am, edited 10 times in total.
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I LOVE THIS IDEA also the art is amazinggg :D
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alliyah says...



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This sounds as if it will be a very unique NaPo project; eager to read along with you! Good luck!
you should know i am a time traveler &
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A story told through poems! I couldn't be more excited!! Love to see what you come up with :D
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Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:05 am
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Not a poem, but a message + apology

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Idk why i thought it was a good idea to start this project bc i am literally the busiest i’ve ever been, I’m sorry if you were excited about this because I’m really not sure if I’m going to be able to do it. I’m sorry if I’ve disappointed you all.
I’m also sorry for always starting big projects and then immediately dropping them, I have poor impulse control and sometimes I get random ideas and only realize later that i dont have time or energy. Sorry for promising things and then never delivering.
And maybe this post is itself an impulse that I’ll regret in the morning, who knows we’ll have to see
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no worries!! you can also always pick this back up again if you have more time =P but even if not-- no need to apologize! it's your project and your life ^^ i wish you the best with all that you're busy with, Gengar!!
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Sun Apr 07, 2024 2:33 am
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GengarIsBestBoy says...



Spoiler! :
Uhhhhhhhhh actually i think I do want to do this, just without a theme. Man I can’t ever make up my mind
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Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:54 pm
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Luna

a luna moth floats
over the moon's corona
as onlookers cheer.


Spoiler! :
I wrote a haiku in dedication to the eclipse. I've never really written haikus but I thought it was fitting for the eclipse.
I wasn't in the path of totality, but my teacher put on a live stream. At some point the announcer said they saw a Luna moth. The eclipse was so beautiful, would have cried if I wasn't in class.
Even if I'm not who I'm supposed to be, I like who I am right now!

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Wed Apr 10, 2024 2:23 am
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Failed to Live

in my fear of unpredictable change

—of the high and low tides and of the poles’ reversals,

—I’ve enclosed my house in a circle of salt.

the ever-changing demons outside hiss and shriek,

but my life will stay predictable, even if it bores me to death.



in my fear of familiar comforts becoming worn out

—like broken CDs doomed to skip for an eternity

—I destroyed my things in a fit of blind rage.

records are thrown at walls and books are engulfed in flames;

I can’t get tired of them if they don’t exist anymore.



in my fear of an inevitable death,

of living such a minuscule and unimportant life

—of stepping outside my house to face my demons

—of finding new novels and music to enjoy

—I failed to live.

Spoiler! :
Written when I realized I sometimes avoid listening to my favorite songs for fear of overplaying them and not liking them anymore.

Also I feel like I should do more editing on my poems, maybe they’d be better; but I’m impatient unfortunately
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Thu Apr 11, 2024 6:25 pm
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The Turtle who was Raised by Deer

no matter how many moonless nights it lives,
where the stench of petrichor stings its nose
—no matter how many insipid shrubs it eats
to suppress its cravings for jellyfish
—and no matter how many failed attempts it makes
to catch up to its swift cervine siblings,
the turtle will always look past the trees
and long for the scent of the sea

Spoiler! :
Okay this one actually has a weird explanation. I don’t know if this happens to anyone else, but when I’m half-asleep (either falling asleep or waking up) my thoughts just funs freely and is basically like word salad, if that makes sense. When I was waking up this morning I had thoughts about a turtle raised by deer who longs for the sea so I wrote it. This doesn’t have any deeper significance, or at least not intentionally
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Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:28 am
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PETRICHOR. one of my favorite words ;) the image of a turtle raised by deer is super striking for some reason. maybe the sheer unexpectedness of it? "insipid shrubs" is also a description that tickles my brain xD these inner machinations are delightful, Gengar!!
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In Her Sleep

TW: death of spouse

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as the man stared down at his lifeless wife,
eyes half open and skin ghostly,
he could only begin to wonder:
at what point in the night has she passed,
and for how long had he been sleeping with a corpse?


Spoiler! :
Not based on real events. Sometimes there are just random poetic lines that pop into my head
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Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:13 pm
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Tiffany and Alice


Tiffany and Alice sit at the beach,
where the scent of the Caribbean Current is carried by the breeze.
Tiffany paints a Pale Dogwood on a pale canvas,
and Alice sips her Atomic Tangerine.

Spoiler! :
I found a color palette and made a poem based on the colors. Also atomic tangerine is supposed to be like a fictional soda i guess? Idk

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Tiffany and Alice sit at the beach,
where the scent of the Caribbean Current is carried by the breeze.
Tiffany paints a Pale Dogwood on a pale canvas,
and Alice sips her Atomic Tangerine
Even if I'm not who I'm supposed to be, I like who I am right now!

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Wed Apr 24, 2024 9:58 pm
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(De) Human

I'm only human,
but judging by their vain smiles,
they think otherwise.


Spoiler! :
Okay so apparently "smiles" is one syllable?? I thought it was two but the haiku detector says otherwise
Even if I'm not who I'm supposed to be, I like who I am right now!

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Apollo and Hyacinthus

as the sun radiates high above the lush meadow,
a sunbeam outstretches to the hyacinths below.

the luminous light strokes each and every petal,
like fingers gliding along the strings of a lyre,
as if to say, "I miss you."

the ever-fragrant hyacinths lean into the sun's touch,
basking in the sheer energy of its beautiful rays,
as if to say, "I miss you too."

and it is here that I wonder, an observer from afar,
if this is a desperate act born of ceaseless grief,
or the bittersweet cherishing of distant memories.

Spoiler! :
In Greek mythos, Apollo is the god of the sun. In one of the legends, he falls in love with a Spartan Prince named Hyacinthus. One day when they were playing discus, Apollo accidentally hit Hyacinthus in the head and killed him. Struck with grief, Apollo turned Hyacinthus into a flower, a Hyacinth. Apollo is also associated with the lyre,
a string instrument similar to a harp.

I also found it neat that Apollo is the god of poetry. And also my original NaPo thread ideas involved a girl named Hyacinth, what a coincidence
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