#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 13

Hi everyone! Today is day thirteen of the national poetry month competition.

Here’s my offering >>>


[Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Thirteen … Today, in honor of the potential luckiness of the number 13, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that, like the example poem here, joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” … When the Sun Comes





the bills

not today

no food


of what


likely portends




I wait

for the sun

free heat


each day



Ginger cat basking in sun
Image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/ginger-cat-bask-in-the-sun-sleep-4349232/

Today’s poem is known as Waltz Wave Form. It has 19 lines with a syllable count of 1-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-1. Syllables can be split across lines using em dashes. 



Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Fourreen on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂 


© Harmony Kent 2022


39 Comments on “#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 13

  1. Cool form, Harmony, and some hard truths there. Grateful for spring and warmth, for now. We take so many things for granted.💜🍃

  2. Hey Harmony, Thank you for including the warm kitten picture — it helped with the thawing:) The ‘Waltz Wave Form” suits the rising bills and scarcity to the tee. The tension is palpable.
    I had no idea that there is such a poetic form.

    • Thanks so much, Arti! As soon as I came across this form, I had to try it. As you say, it seemed perfect for the theme. Hugs 💕🙂

  3. A most accurate portrayal of our current situation, Harmony. A great response to the prompt!

  4. Necessity: the mother of invention. Hmm 🤔 lessons for us to learn.
    lovely write up. Never seen this form before. It’s refreshing. You do them all so well. Lovely. XoXo

  5. It’s not easy being chirpy in today’s circumstances but you’ve managed a very upbeat poem. Nicely done.

  6. Not a happy situation but an interesting form of poetry, Harmony. I hope you are able to resolve all the things you talk about in the poem.

  7. Beautiful timely, and as sad it sounds as important is it to remember what we owe our nature. Best wishes, Harmony! Have a nice day! xx Michael