Day Seven, friends. We've gotten to a week, and roughly a fourth of National Poetry Month. Two days ago, a sixth of the way through, yesterday a fifth, and now a fourth. It's going by much too fast, don't you think?
Today's prompts are simple, uncomplicated. At NaPoWriMo.net, Maureen Thorson suggests a love poem to something inanimate. At his Poetic Asides blog, Robert Lee Brewer's prompt asks for a self-portrait poem.
Mixing the two prompts again ... here you go, a couple of tankas.
Here's Alan's intro to his Day Seven poem: "Well, somebody lucky named 'Kathy' got a poem dedicated to her when Vince wrote 'Since a New Spring' for Day Four. And, then, Vince got me to thinking about 'golden shovel' poems, and 'Since a New Spring' has a lot of visual images in it, so I decided I would try it again. As you can see, the last word of each line imbeds Vince's poem. I hope it works."
Dividing the Curio Cabinet
Alan, it definitely works. This poem really has the heft of actual objects, of lived experience — especially the 45 slipped into the dictionary and the misunderstanding of Princess Bride.
Thanks for the dedication to somebody lucky named Vince. I'm so impressed 'cause "Since a New Spring" had 33 words in it! Sorry I had a "the" as the fourth word. Perhaps a curio that looked like a "the"? A sibling's clay school project, bookends that had a "the" for the left one and an "end" for the right, say. Great poem!
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
P.S. Added on 8 April 2014: blue bass, blue shirt, blue shades, blue 2012.