NaPoWriMo 2013, Day 01 Picture


This is my poem for day one of the National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).

For this day, I chose to write something mythological, with a rather dark theme. Because I like Greek mythology, I immediately thought of Charon, the ferryman who takes the souls of the people that have died across the rivers of Hades, Styx and Acheron... if they can pay him.

I like to experiment with my poems, but I also like traditional styles. This one is a mix of both, but more on the traditional side. I mainly wanted to carry the feeling that one would have if he just died, standing at the endless shore of the Underworld river, gazing into the misty darkness, alone and frightened, while he sees the ferry of Charon in the distance. I put it under "narrative poetry" first, but then decided that it fits into "emotional poetry" better, because that's what my intention was - to carry emotion, not to describe very much, to let the reader imagine the details.

English is not my first language, but I decided to write those 30 poems in English, at least some of them, because I like English poetry and because I need practice - so try to forgive me if you find any flaws, please.
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