Day Two dawns! Well, about five hours ago. (I'm writing this paragraph at 10:17 in the morning.) We're freshly scrubbed here in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Thunderstorm in the wee hours downshifting our temps from yesterday's 80s (!) to today's forecasted 60s and tomorrow's projected 30s (!) at this same time. Thank goodness it's not snow, sleet, or wintry mix today. Knock on wood. Tomorrow, who knows. Okay, back to poems and April.
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt today: "I challenge you to take your gaze upward, and write a poem about the stars. You may find inspiration in this [Dome of the Sky] website that lists constellations, while also providing information on the myths associated with each one."
Here's Robert Lee Brewer's PAD suggestion: "For today’s prompt, write a secret poem. The poem itself could be a secret, or it could be about keeping secrets or, I suppose, not keeping them. Or maybe it’s about a top secret project, or the poem is a riddle with some sort of secret meaning."
As I usually try to do, I'm merging the prompts today. Here goes.
Alan also combined the "star poem" and "secret poem" prompts today. His poem captures well a childlike point of view, the sense of hope and unfettered possibility that only children can have.
I'm very glad to share with you today's NaPoWriPo poem by my friend Caroline Klocksiem, who is in a writing group with me and Alan. Caroline is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Arizona State University’s MFA program; she teaches English at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Check out her website at carolineklocksiem.com.
Ideas for a project beyond survival
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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