Day 20. What's our 20? Here's where we are: exactly two-thirds into National Poetry Month. Using all our fingers and toes.
From Poetic Asides today comes Robert Lee Brewer's prompt: "write a beyond poem. The poem could be beyond human comprehension. It could be from the great beyond. It could be from beyond – another city, country, planet, solar system, dimension, etc. Don't be afraid to go above and beyond with it." Sounds promising.
From NaPoWriMo we get Maureen Thorson's challenge: "write a poem that uses at least five of the following words."
Kath, the strange beyond
enchants. Odysseys await.
Let’s ride, curl upwind
on Solomon’s steed,
woven nonpareil magic,
To Shangri-La’s peaks,
Rivendell's pellucid sky,
Barsoom’s svelte epic
towers swirling high
over copper horizon.
To Elfland we’ll fly,
Narnia, Oz, and Aztlan.
—Draft by Vince Gotera [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]
Viktor Vasnetsov, "Flying Carpet" (1926)
Public-domain image from Wikimedia.
I'm glad I've succeeded in writing another terza rima haiku sonnet. Or, as I've decided to call this form (my mercurial invention) the terzaiku sonnet. What do you think of that as a form name?
That's it for Day 20, friends. 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.