Hello, everyone. Day 19, almost 2/3 through National Poetry Month, and I only today found this cool little button online for NaPoWriMo 2014. Not sure what one could do with such a thing, but here it is on the right. Anyone have any ideas for what I could do in the blog with a button? Why they are called buttons anyway. Comment and let me know if you have a suggestion, won't you? Okay, let's get on to the business at hand, the official prompts for Day 19.
Poem-a-Day guru Robert Lee Brewer's prompt today: "pick a color, make the color the title of your poem, and then, write your poem" (Poetic Asides).
Maureen Thorson says, "Today I challenge you to take a look at the list of actual sea shell names below, and to use one or more of them to write a poem." You'll have to look at the entire list of 19 at NaPoWriMo.net, but here are a few of them: "Shuttlecock Volva," "False Cup-and-Saucer," and "Lazarus Jewel Box." I googled images of all 19 and here's the best-looking one, the most colorful, the shell of the "Strawberry Top" sea snail.
You probably won't be surprised to hear I'm combining the two prompts today. I really need to write a proper love poem to Kathy and so I'm using her favorite color as my starting point and title. Here we go: linked haiku. Enjoy!
I was inspired by this particular image of a Strawberry Top seashell photographed in ultraviolet light. Isn't that the most magnificent shade of purple?
Alan sets up his poem today: "Lunches lead to conversations that can go anywhere."
Two of My Colleagues Might Have
That must have been a very interesting lunch, Alan. Anyone I know? ヅ
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Okay, friends, watch out for purple seashells on those nude beaches. ヅ Ingat, everyone.
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