Day Seven. Sneaking up on 1/4. Not quite 25% yet, but rather 23% today. That is, 23% of National Poetry Month gone by with six poems done. Seven already for me because I did two, such as they were, on "Dickinson day" (day five). ヅ
For today's NaPoWriMo prompt, Maureen Thorson says, "Wallace Stevens famously wrote that 'money is a kind of poetry.' So today, I challenge you to write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth."
For today's PAD suggestion, Robert Lee Brewer gives us his usual "Two for Tuesday": "Write a love poem [and/or] Write an anti-love poem." I have a feeling I did something close to that kind of combination the last two days with "Aswang Love" on day four and "Aubade" on day six.
So today's challenge — should we choose to accept it — is a single poem about money, love, and anti-love. Fascinating.
Let me a take a pause for the cause (as we used to say before many of you readers were even twinkles in your grandparents' eyes) and give a shout out to Bruce Niedt who has been successfully merging prompts all month at his blog Orangepeel. Go over and see, gentle readers. You won't be disappointed. I guarantee!Okay, here's my best shot at merging the three prompts. I just wrote and wrote. Didn't think about it too much. Kind of an "improv write." An experiment for me, 'cause I'm always pretty controlled when I compose.
“For the love of money is the root of all evil”
Here's Alan's intro for today: "The prompts are, in Vince's words, calling for the treatment of money, love, and not-love. It's time for an advertisement."
You've got the knack, Alan. Good merging of the three prompts in subtle yet unmistakeable fashion. Bravo! Fifty Shades of Grey
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