Okay, we're hitting the two-thirds mark. Can't believe I've been able to keep up the pace. And Catherine too, almost. Today, she got her poem done toot sweet, sans prompt. Here it is.
Great poem, Catherine. Friends, she's hoping to get back on track this weekend. I'll post her catching-up poems where they belong date-wise. Then I'll provide a link in the most current post. Good luck, Catherine!
Here are today's prompts. At NaPoWriMo.net, Maureen Thorson suggests a traveling poem. At Circle the Block, Andrea Boltwood recommends a rondeau. And at Poetic Asides Robert Lee Brewer tells us: "take the phrase 'Let's (blank),' replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem."
No mash-up for me today. I suppose I could write something like "Let's Travel to Saturn" as a rondeau, but the following poem came to me in a flash (well, actually, about 15 minutes) so I'm going with it. Here goes.
Today's featured NaPoWriMo blog is the punningly named I'M NOT A VERSE where proprietor Tilly ("The Laughing Housewife") is using, along with the prompts we've been citing here all month, prompts from the website Haiku Heights. I appreciate Tilly's candor and openness about suggestions from her readers. In other words, she's posting her poems overtly as works in progress, in flux, though they’re quite good. My favorite is her haiku from Day 19, which very quickly calls us out (and to action) for an environmental disaster in the making. Brava, Tilly!
Friends, there you have it: 20 poems in 20 days. Shooting for 30/30. And looking good. Please comment below, okay? Thanks. Ingat.
When the Thing Dies [prompt: dead poem]
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