Just a little motivation to all my fellow NaPoWriMo writers out there. If you’re like me, you’re getting to the point where you feel like you’ve used up all your ideas. You’ve written all the poems you’ve wanted to write. You sorta float in between prompts, trying — just trying — to get an idea for the next one.

So for my inspiration, I give you the great John Keats. He’s known for penning stellar poems that stand the test of time, such as “Ode to a Grecian Urn” and my favorite “Hadst thou liv’d in days of old”. He also wrote phenomenally goofy poems like the ones below. Now due to the content, you might think I’m recommending the consumption of mass quantities of alcohol, but that’s not really the point. (Though a hefty dose of the “wisk-k” wouldn’t hurt, methinks.)

I am as brisk
As a bottle of wisk-k
Ey and as nimble
As a milliner’s thimble.


Give me women, wine and snuff
You may do so sans objection
Till the day of resurrection;
For bless my beard they aye shall be
My beloved trinity.

Check it out, bros! That’s John … Muggle-flippin’ … Keats. If he can toss out ridiculous, silly verse and have no shame in it, then so can you! Not every poem has to be an “Ode to a Grecian Urn.” That wasn’t the case for Keats, and that shouldn’t be the case for you. 🙂


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