NaPoWriMo Day 23

It’s raining outside, and while I’m eagerly awaiting the Doctor’s new companion, I noticed I still need to complete today’s poetry challenge.

Today’s prompt: a sonnet. Of course. I’m ditching the iambs right away because I always fail at meters, but I think it’s high time I wrote a rhyming poem for NaPoWriMo.

Would mortality be blessing or doom?
What if my life ends when it’s in full bloom?
But to think I had to mourn everyone
For billions of years long after they’re gone
Surely I would miss to hear the birds sing
But when I’m gone I won’t notice a thing
Could I live without your beautiful voice?
Which path to take now that I have a choice?
In the end, does it matter what I do?
For all that counts for me is always you.

WordPlay #14: “Confessions of a Whovian”

Hello everyone! It’s springtime – well, most of the time. Today it’s rainy around here, so it looks like it’s gonna be another indoors weekend.

Yesterday, we (I) celebrated 10 years of NuWho – yup, Chris Ecclestone’s 9th Doctor first graced British TVs 10 years ago. Wow. I’ve only jumped on the train three or so years ago and it’s already been one hell of a ride. (meanwhile, yesterday it was also announced that Downton Abbey will see¬†only one more season, but I can’t yet talk about that – too many feels)

So what better piece to publish for today than the sonnet I wrote for Nika Harper’s WordPlay in November 2013, shortly before the Doctor’s 50th anniversary. The original post can still be found on the Geek & Sundry forums and I didn’t dare work on it, because as you all know I kind of suck at poetry with strict rules.

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