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It’s amazing how National Poetry Writing Month feels way too long when in the middle of it and way too short when it’s over. But I can’t deny the sense of accomplishment I feel on the other side, clearing out my backlog of films to review and writing a host of new poems. I felt like I had less time this year to devote to the writing, so I hope the quality didn’t suffer too much. I also find it interesting (and a total coincidence) that my favorite films reviewed were the two animated ones that bookended the month. Sadly, I did miss two days, but I’m surprised I was able to keep up as well as I did. For anyone else who missed a day, here’s a recap listing the films/poems for NaPoWriMo 2021:

April 1 – Soul (2020) – List-Worthy

April 2 – A Hidden Life (2019) – List Runner-Up

April 3 – Ocean Waves (1993) – Honorable Mention

April 4 – missed due to Easter

April 5 – The Vast of Night (2020) – List Runner-Up

April 6 – The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) – Honorable Mention

April 7 – Clemency (2019) – Honorable Mention

April 8 – At Eternity’s Gate (2018) – Honorable Mention

April 9 – Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) – List Runner-Up

April 10 – A Song to Remember (1945) – List Runner-Up

April 11 – Fatal Attraction (1987) – List Runner-Up

April 12 – Cocoon (1985) – List Runner-Up (also a VC Pick)

April 13 – Outbreak (1995) – List Runner-Up

April 14 – Chappaquiddick (2017) – List Runner-Up

April 15 – Over the Moon (2020) – List Runner-Up

April 16 – The Big Year (2011) – List-Worthy

April 17 – Ad Astra (2019) – Honorable Mention

April 18 – Resistance (2020) – List Runner-Up (my personal favorite poem this month)

April 19 – Runaway Bride (1999) – List Runner-Up (tied for most likes)

April 20 – Don’t Let Go (2019) – List Runner-Up

April 21 – Platoon (1986) – List Runner-Up

April 22 – The Harvey Girls (1946) – Honorable Mention

April 23 – missed

April 24 – Mean Girls (2004) – List-Worthy

April 25 – Cloverfield (2008) – Honorable Mention

April 26 – Total Recall (1990) – List Runner-Up (also a Blindspot)

April 27 – News of the World (2020) – List-Worthy

April 28 – Yellow Rose (2019) – List Runner-Up

April 29 – Infinity Chamber (2017) – List Runner-Up

April 30 – The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) – List-Worthy (my favorite movie of the month and tied for most likes)

A huge thank-you to everyone who read, liked, followed, and commented throughout the month, as well as the NaPoWriMo website that provided so many great daily prompts! I would still write even if it were just for me, but it warms my heart that others out there in cyberspace enjoy it too. I still plan to continue posting, just at a more relaxed schedule. Now I’m looking forward to NaPoWriMo 2022, when I’ll finally be free of school! Until then….