Day nineteen. Okay, let’s get right down to prompts. Maureen Thorson: "take a poem that already exists (it could be one of your own), and rewrite it so that each line is the opposite of the original." Robert Lee Brewer: "write a life event poem. . . . such as a wedding, birth, death, graduation, etc." And Andrea Boltwood: hay(na)ku today. Thanks for your props to hay(na)ku inventor Eileen Tabios!
Tried to mash up all three prompts. Worked hard at Maureen’s opposites, but nada. Spun out some hay(na)ku, though, that works with a life event. So here ya go, Robert and Andrea. My best shot today.
No poem from Catherine today, but she's hoping to get back on track this weekend. I'll post her poem for Day 19 here when she gets caught up. Good luck, Catherine!
Our featured NaPoWriMo blog today is Fuck it. Cut ’em Up. where Anne Reynolds is serving up wickedly entertaining, fun and strange poems every day. I particularly like her homophonic translation on Day 12. She also responds, very gracefully, to Maureen's prompt today by "oppositing" Rumi. Brava!
Friends, we’re inching up on two-thirds of National Poetry Month. Whoa, listen to that — Gotta get up, gotta get down, gotta get off, gotta get funky! — lyrics on the radio just now.
Keep up your poetry flash, everyone. Poetry’s everywhere, hay(na)ku all around us. Listen for it!
See you here on Day 20. Leave a comment below, won't you? Ingat.
Added 23 April 2012: Catherine's poem for Day 19 . . .
What a great poem, Catherine. Worth the wait.
It's All Medicine (Mixed Blessing)
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