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During April, I’ve taken part of two poetry challenge: NaPoWriMo and PAD Challenge. In both cases, we should write poems from the provided prompts. At the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I could end it but I was finding it more interesting every day. Below you can read what I´ve learnt from this experience.

1. Poetry is a dying animal´s cry out.

2. It doesn’t matter how hard we try different forms, different subjects, we have a personal voice and it commands us.

3. The animal always comes backs to its place, it doesn’t matter how hard we try to change it.

4. Everybody has its own imagery although we were following the same prompt.

5. Deadlines are the perfect catalyst for inspiration.

6. The Quality comes out from Quality and Hard Working.

7. Perseverance is a doubled-edge weapon; commitment ties us and hard working tortures us, but it´s worth.

8. Like for narrative, reading is a must for learning to write.

9. If our experiences mark our character, they mark us as poets, as voices.

10. Writing poetry is open the eyes to a world that although it’s been with us for long time, always seems pretty new and surprising.

The challenge has been hard, tiring, difficult but highly rewarding. In November this challenge will start again but I don’t know if I will do it again or take part of NaNoWriMo (to write a novel in 30 days). However, after my exams in June, I’d like to enrol a poetry course or find a mentor. I have so much to learn and this challenge really encourage me to keep on working on my own voice.

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