Welcome back, everyone, for the thirteenth day of Na/GloPoWriMo. While the number thirteen is sometimes considered unlucky, I hope today is your lucky day when it comes to writing poetry.

Our featured participant for today is two participants yet again! First up, clayandbranches, where you’ll find a poem in honor of “The World’s Smallest Joy.” And second, My Ordinary Moments, where you’ll find two quatrains on jewelry.

Today’s featured online journal is Occulum, which boasts twelve issues so far and a rather hypnotic webpage! In Occulum’s latest issue, I’ll point you to these two poems by Estelle Anderson.

And now for our (optional) prompt! 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.” Sometimes, good fortune can seem impossibly distant, but even if you can’t drum up the enthusiasm to write yourself a riotous pep-talk, perhaps you can muse on the possibility of good things coming down the track. As they say, “the sun will come up tomorrow,” and if nothing else, this world offers us the persistent possibility of surprise.

Happy writing!

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