NaPoWriMo Update & Poem – Trillium

Hello! I hope this posts finds you well on this late, late Sunday night. (At least it is for me – I can’t say when exactly you will be reading this post :D) It finds me rather happy and mildly stressed. Happy because it’s finals week tomorrow which means I finally get to go home next week, and stressed because it’s finals week tomorrow which means I have so much to do before I can finally go home next week. Oh the life of a college student, hey? πŸ˜€

Due to the busy nature of this season, my blog posting has been rather sporadic on here. For that I must apologize! I’m hoping to get to some semblance of consistency on here in the near future! Let me just survive finals week and get home first. πŸ˜‰

Despite the busyness of everything though, I have managed to keep up with NaPoWriMo! Well, sort of… As of today i have written 23 poems, which puts me a couple behind schedule. But I’m pretty confident I’ll be able to catch up before the month is out! If the last two years are anything to go by, I tend to do a final push in the last few days and finish up with 30 poems by the 30th. That’s the goal at least – and I’m far too stubborn not to complete the challenge at this point. πŸ˜€

So, that’s about it in the writing update department. Would you like to read one of my NaPoWriMo poems that I’ve written this month? This one is simply titled Trillium, and it’s #14 out of 30 (in case anyone was dying to know). I hope you enjoy!


Look for them in shadowed glens and by the streams,

in quiet woodlands where the light lands

with soft fingers, brushing the shy

springtime cheeks of oak and hazel.


They come like the morning – when you

least expect to stumble across the trinity

of white petals, spread like faded morning stars

across the grass, dew sweet and hesitating.


Do not disturb their rest. Instead, stand still

on this holy, wooded ground and watch them

blush rose and white beneath your gaze. Listen

to the trill of robin lovers, waked from winter to spring.


There is a lot of lore surrounding the trillium, did you know that? I had no idea until I researched them in preparation for this poem. I’d definitely suggest checking it out for yourself. Particularly the phrase ‘wake robin’ and the Obijwa legend about the Trinity – it’s fascinating stuff!

Have you ever looked into the symbolism and stories behind the trillium? What do you think about this poem? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

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