A to Z Challenge… recap

I’ve been combining the A to Z Blog Challenge and NaPoWriMo this month (see links in the sidebar), and have been writing (at least) a poem a day on each letter of the alphabet in turn. I’ve taken in a range of topics…

There was my favourite poet: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/a-is-for-poem/

Grumpy, beardy wildlife: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/b-is-for-bernard-the-bellicose-badger-poem/

An explanation of cats’ laziness: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/c-is-for-cats-lives-poem/

A darker poem – D is for Defeat: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/d-is-for-poem/

An ode to the “special” drawer in the kitchen: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/the-drawer-poem/

A plea to get rid of some colours! : https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/e-is-for-ecru-poem/

A teary reminisce of taking my son to school for his first day: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/f-is-for-first-day-of-school-poem/

An observation of how “G” is the poshest letter: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/g-is-for-posh-poem/

An attempt to write a poem purely in homophones… this one was hard! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/h-is-for-homophones-poem/

Some office haiku: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/h-is-for-a-handful-of-haikus/

A simple reminder that nothing is impossible: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/i-is-for-impossible-poem/

Ever wondered where your socks go in the dryer? It’s this fella: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/i-is-for-ignatius-imp-poem/

A reminder that inspiration can come JUST IN TIME! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/j-is-for-poem/

I asked my crit group to give me a “J” word… they suggested Jumping jehosaphat… https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/j-is-for-jiminy-jillikers-poem/

This one is self-explanatory – don’t listen to your parents! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/dont-listen-to-your-parents-poem/

A memory of playground football, and desperately hoping not to be the last one picked… https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/k-is-for-kick-about-poem/

That sweet, innocent young child with one unusual talent? This one can just lie! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/l-is-for-liar-poem/

There is a little wolf inside us all… https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/l-is-for-lycanthrope-poem/

A short lyrical nonsense ballad on the man in the moon: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/m-is-for-the-man-in-the-moon-poem/

Another office poem – meeting minutes: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/m-is-for-meeting-minutes-poem/

A change of tone here, with a poem about a nightmare: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/n-is-for-nightmare-poem/

Watch out for the next poem I write, it’s gonna blow your mind! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/n-is-for-the-next-one-poem/

More office poetry – this one is about an office-based superhero: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/o-is-for-office-guy-superhero-poem/

Hell is not other people. It’s other people’s children: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/o-is-for-other-peoples-children-poem/

A reflection on a reflection: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/p-is-for-the-puddle-poem/

Do you love Spring? I love it! Well, most of it… https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/the-joy-of-spring-poem/

A poem on “the moment before the moment”: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/q-is-for-the-quietest-quiet-poem/

A cheeky limerick, which I couldn’t resist! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/q-is-for-quickie-poem/

A comment on how easy poetry is…. all it needs is the right word in the right place, right? https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for-the-right-word-poem/

A crazy list poem on the rudest word ever thought of! https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for-rude-poem/

Rhyme, rhythm, and love… the perfect trio https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for-rhyme-is-the-rhythm-poem/

A parody prayer for the new Star Wars film… please let them be better than the prequels… https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/s-is-for-star-wars-prayer-poem/

Advice on getting to sleep: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/s-is-for-sleep-poem/

A parody of Robert Frost – really, which path would you choose? https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/t-is-for-the-traveller-poem/

Some wordplay on time and truth: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/t-is-for-time-and-truth-poem/

Back to the office again… there’s a collection for someone you vaguely know… what do you do? https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/t-is-for-thrift-poem/

Some comic verse on anyone who might be feeling “under the weather” https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/u-is-for-poem/

The hairy, leggy spider on the U-Bend: https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/u-is-for-u-bend-poem/

A reflection on all that I’ve lost over the years, and what may have driven that… or is it all made-up? https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/u-is-for-used-to-be-poem/

And the latest – how do vampires get themselves to look so smart, if they have no reflection?? https://altheauthor.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/v-is-for-vampire-poem/

Feel free to analyse what this range of topics says about me (other than that I work in an office, and am slightly childish!). Hope you’ve enjoyed reading these. More to come…

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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

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