Hello, everyone. Yesterday, on Day Five, we were a sixth of the way through the month. Today, the numbers switch places: on Day Six, we are a fifth of the way through. Interesting, huh? Okay, with no further ado, let's turn to today's poetry suggestions.
Robert Lee Brewer: "For today’s prompt, write a night poem. Vampires and werewolves? Cool. Clubbing and saloons? You got it. Lovers together alone? Right. Ex-lovers alone on their own? Sure thing. You figure out your night poem–and, yes, (k)night poems are fine too." (Poetic Asides).
Maureen Thorson: "Take a good look outside your window" and write down nouns, colors, and verbs from out there, then use the "whole list of words
In order to mix these prompts, I faithfully waited for night to fall. Then I looked out my window, and here's the poem the universe gave me this
Night Through My Dining Room Window
Here is Alan's intro for today's poem: "Vince was feeling so good about writing a 'golden shovel' poem yesterday that I thought I would try one, but I was in a fix, because I felt that Gwendolyn Brooks's 'We Real Cool' had already gotten adequate representation. However, my colleague Catherine Childress once wrote a solid parody of it:
The English Professors
"El Charolais (named for a breed of bull — it's a French breed brought to Mexico for a while — the Mexicans at the restaurant pronounce it El Char-uh-Lice) is the favorite place for many folks in our Department of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University, and, unfortunately, many more men go on these lunches than do women, although we regularly ask our women colleagues to go with us. In that spirit, this poem invites more of our colleagues to accompany us to lunch (if Catherine doesn't get this hint, I'm flummoxed)."
Such a treat to have Catherine's poem on the blog today. You may recall that in 2012, she was my poetry partner in the blog during National Poetry Month. Love the slapstick of Catherine's parody of Brooks above and then Alan's subtly humorous tribute to both "We Real Cool" and "Professors Five." Brava and bravo to the two of you.
I'm also glad to have the cultural thread that joins today's post with yesterday's — a Mexican thread — first, the axolotl, and second, El Charolais cattle.
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