Welcome to Day Three of National Poetry Month! Here are today's "official" prompts:
"Write a message poem," begins Robert Lee Brewer. "Messages can be delivered in a variety of ways: postcard, e-mail, text message, letter in a bottle, smoke signals, secret codes, jumbotron proposals, etc. Also, messages themselves can be simple, complicated, nice, mean, happy, sad, and so on" (Poetic Asides).
"Third Time's the Charm" is the title of Maureen Thorson's Day Three post today. "In keeping with today’s status as the third day of NaPoWriMo, I challenge you to write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme. It could be a charm against warts, or against traffic tickets. It could be a charm to bring love, or to bring free pizzas from your local radio station." (NaPoWriMo).
Had fun mashing up the two prompts again. ヅ Hope you enjoy it!
A Charm Against the Chill
When I was drafting, I had the phrases "sip a julep" and "sniff a tulip" in play at a certain point but they didn't end up staying. I just might have to build a limerick around those two lines! ヅ
Today, our friend Thomas Alan Holmes is writing from Maureen Thorson's prompt yesterday "to write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth." Here is Alan's introduction for today: "While this poem does not exactly incorporate a mythic figure into contemporary time, as suggested by yesterday's prompt, it takes an old story and follows its logical conclusions." Enjoy, friends.
Field Dressing Snow
Wow, Alan, that poem rocks! I love the phrase "grasp a chambered, muscled pump and tear it free." And then he risks being discovered to have the "liver, mostly rare." And the queen, maleficent as she is, of course assumes "the treasured liver, precious heart" are those of her own sweet daughter. Stepdaughter, of course. Wow.
Friends, won't you comment below, please? Alan and I would love to hear what you have to say about our poems. To comment, look for a blue link below that says "Post a comment"; if you don't see that, look in the red line that starts "Posted by" and click on the word "comments."
Ingat, everyone. ヅ
Eve of Seven Years of Grief
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