Day Fourteen. Here we are at the end of two weeks, but not yet quite at the halfway point. Today marks 7/15 of National Poetry Month gone by
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo challenge: "Today's prompt (optional, as always) is a little something I'm calling 'Twenty Questions.' The idea is to write a poem in which every sentence, except for the last one, is in the form of a question. That's it! It can be as long or short as you like.
Since today is Tuesday, Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt is a double one (his trademark "Two for Tuesday"): write an "honest poem" and/or a "dishonest poem."
Let's start with Alan's poem. As an introduction to his approach today, Alan says, "Although I have not technically followed the NaPoWriMo suggestion of using a list of questions, I think that I have met the spirit of the prompt. In the exchange between the two figures in my poem, the unnamed speaker is angling for information from David, whose responses offer no direct answer about his feelings regarding his recent administrative assignment. So I do not have a series of questions so much as a series of misdirecting statements in my response to the NaPoWriMo prompt. I have definitely nailed the PAD 'honesty/dishonesty' target, though. The bigger question, however, may be the indirect comment on the subject given my selection of source material for this poem."
The Ruined Professor
For those of us who work at colleges and universities, this will bring a belly laugh because it rings true. Certainly for faculty members. And, I would bet, for administrators too, though they might be loath to admit it. I suppose they wouldn't appreciate my saying that, but that's what they get for switching to the dark side.
Alan's poem today, in couplet quatrains — four-line stanzas where the first two lines rhyme and then the next two — is sing-able. Alan, you should write a melody for this. It would be great entertainment for department parties. To those of you who don't know Alan, I'm suggesting this because he is a guitar-slinging local performer and singer-songwriter.
In my poem for day fourteen, I combine the two prompts
I don't know why anyone would plagiarize poetry. What's the point? It's not like there's some potential reward of fame or finance.
Friends, won't you comment, please? Why do you think someone would plagiarize poems? Or anything you want to say, really. To comment, look for a red line below that starts Posted by, then click once on the word comments in that line. If you don't find the word "comments" in that line, then look for a blue link below that says Post a comment and click it once. Thanks!
Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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