Friends, today marks the halfway point of National Poetry Month. Hope you're continuing to read a poem a day or write a poem a day. And, most important, having fun!
At NaPoWriMo.net, Maureen Thorson suggests we “pen a parody,” reminding us “a parody doesn’t have to be mean to be good — sometimes a gentle ribbing is sufficient.” At Poetic Asides, Robert Lee Brewer tells us: “use the following five words in your poem: slash, button, mask, strap, and balloon.” At Circle the Block, Andrea Boltwood says the magic word “limerick”!
Okay, I'm mashing all three up again! More silliness today.
Prompts: Write a Parody, a Limerick, and Use
Once again, a memory poem from Catherine, off prompt. And, as we’ve seen all month, marvelous stuff, friends.
Our featured poem-a-day site today is Chromapoesy by Anna Montgomery. Like yesterday's featured blog — in fact yesterday's blogger, Aprille, told me about Anna's site — today's NaPoWriMo blog incorporates various media and approaches: poetry (of course), photography, audio, video, art, music, voice, and so on. On Day 12, Anna posted a lovely videopoem, "Thresholds." My favorite post is from Day 2, a beautiful poem titled "Blush of Dawn," accompanied by Anna's lovely photo of Petra. Brava, Anna!
Well, so much for the Ides of April. Fifteen poems down, fifteen to go. Hope that Tax Day goes well for you tomorrow. If you’re not in the US, bless you for not having Tax Day tomorrow. And please leave us a comment below, Tax Day or no Tax Day. Many thanks. Ingat.
Strutting His Stuff
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