NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.

NaPoWriMo was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, local, national and even international, organize NaPoWriMo activities.

Need more information? See the Wikipedia entry for NaPoWriMo!

AND NOW . . . (gulp) here i go.
No judgement.  No ridicule.  No  sneering, jeering, jibes or jokes.
(The fear of derision makes me stop in my tracks and begin to back-pedal.)
I have taken up the challenge
(and would love to see some friends/family join me)
and plan to write a poem a day in April.
(Already I hear that inner-voice mocking me!)

I am going to close my eyes and jump.
Let’s hope there’s a net.