Today — Day ONE THREE of NaPoWriMo — Maureen Thorson offers a simple prompt: write a ghazal. Great! I’ve been jonesing to write one. Robert Lee Brewer’s prompt is equally fun: write an unlucky poem. It’s not only Day 13 of NaPoWriMo, it’s — gulp — Friday the 13th. (Cue smiley face.)
Catherine is merging these two prompts adeptly today. “In terms of Brewer's prompt,” she says, “I imagine this was a pretty unlucky day for John the Baptist.” Ain't that the
I’m going to announce today’s featured NaPoWriMo blogger early in this post — you’ll see why. We’re proud to feature Andrea Boltwood’s Circle the Blog: A Rebuttal to Writer’s Block. Andrea gears this fun blog for (her) junior high and high school students; she is also providing daily poem prompts for her “April Writing Challenge 2012” as well as example poems. I really like her "pink Transformer" triolet from yesterday. Today, Andrea’s prompt is “Write a persona poem."
Yo, trifecta today, the possibility of merging three prompts: unlucky persona ghazal. Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines! Hold on, I’ve lost my keys.
Uh-oh . . . I just read beyond Andrea’s “write a persona poem.” It’s to be a persona poem “from the point of view of something you find in your closet. You get bonus points if you can guess what I am.” I might not do that exactly. Though I might. Okay, now start your engines! Unlucky persona ghazal from the closet coming up.
Bad Luck Man’s Beagle Speaks, Hiding in the Closet
Okay, so I cheated a little. The dog is not usually found in the closet, but he is today. And the couplets are not as disconnected from one another as in the traditional ghazal. But hey, I’m proud of it. My first ghazal, yo. And it’s funny (I hope). PLUS, we got our poems done before dark!
Friends, would you please tell us what you think in a comment below? Much obliged. See you for the end of the Week Two tomorrow. Ingat.
#amreading: SKELETON HILL, by Peter Lovesey
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