Day 18, everyone. Not many interesting fun facts about the number 18, I'm afraid.
Okay, on to the prompts. Maureen Thorson challenges us today to "write a poem that begins and ends with the same word. You could try for something in medias res, that begins and ends with 'and,' for example." (NaPoWriMo). Robert Lee Brewer suggests an
Well, haven't done this for a while, but today I worked from both prompts finally, again. A pleasure. Here you go, friends.
I Am Dragon
There's some poetic foolin' around then. On the serious side, I am using terza rima — obsessed with that lately, it seems — aba bcb cdc ded efe faf, with the middle word in the last stanza, "burn," looping back to slant rhyme with the envelope a rhyme words in the first stanza, "Ahem" and "flame."
Done with 3/5 of National Poetry Month, and 2/5 (or 12 days) left to go. Won't you comment, please? Look for a blue link below that says "Post a comment"; if you don't see that, look in the red line that says "Posted by" and click on the word "comments." Ingat, everyone.
Added 4/19/13: After reading this post my friend Rachel Morgan turned me on to a cool flash fiction featuring a kid dinosaur (sorta) by Bruce Holland Rogers
Interestingly, the Wikimedia page for this public-domain painting says this "historical image is not a factually accurate dinosaur restoration. Reason: Too many fingers, no dewclaw, crocodilian osteoderms." Well, of course, people! These are not actually laelaps; they are teenage dragons who have not yet sprouted their adult wings.
Mediations on Water
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