NaNoWriMo Events, Poetry
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NaPoWriMo Day Three

When I read the prompt “write a charm” I thought of the Irish blessing that has always adored the one wall of my Grandmother’s house.

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

and rain fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

I’m not especially religious, but the blessing has always stayed with me and I have always thought it a beautiful piece of writing. So I’m going to ignore the prompt somewhat, (as I have a tendency to do), and write my own blessing for university students.

May the all-nighters be worth it.

May your grades match your hopes.

May the hangovers last not quite as long

and the housemates’ voices shush.

And until the summer comes,

may you keep your marbles where they are.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on her first novel ‘Darkened Daughter’ and attempting to put together a collection of poetry in the hopes of submitting to publication in 2020. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers here on Writing and Works.

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  1. Pingback: A Charm for Students | A Life with Limits

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