Day 17. Less than two weeks to go before the end of National Poetry Month. What do you think, friends? Should we keep writing a poem a day after the end of April?
Robert Lee Brewer's prompt for today is "write a pop culture poem" (Poetic Asides). Maureen Thorson prompts us to "write a poem in which you very specifically describe something in terms of at least three of the five senses" (NaPoWriMo).
Here's my best shot at combining these two prompts. I'd be interested to know what you think, because it's part art history, part art performance. I think. (An "acrostic," by the way, is a poem where the first letters of each line spell out something, reading downward.)
Sixties Art Acrostic Haiku
The movement of this poem pretty clearly reveals what happened as I wrote. I originally wanted to spell out "pop culture" á là Brewer but after I wrote "Everything was pop" (a line I like quite a lot), I realized I hadn't fulfilled the Thorson prompt. So I had to extend what I was spelling out and the poem took on a little confrontational edge while simultaneously becoming more lyrical, strangely enough. Does it work, do you think? Comment below, maybe?
Lovely poem, Alan. I'm sure little Baby Fahrvergnügen will treasure it in future years when it will make more and more sense to him.
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Ingat, everyone. Go check out some pop art. Or test drive a VW. ヅ
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