Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt: "Today, I challenge you to write a poem in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does. I think of the 'surprise' ending to this James Wright Poem as a model for the effect I’m hoping you’ll achieve. An abstract, philosophical kind of statement closing out a poem that is otherwise intensely focused on physical, sensory details. Happy writing!"
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a defensive poem. The first thing that springs to my mind is getting defensive about an accusation, which may or may not be true. The next thing I think about might be people or animals defending themselves. Or defense in sports. Or defense in the court room. Or well, there’s a lot to defend in this world."
First up today is Jed, who sneakily gets both prompts in. Great voice, Jed!
Ven also mashes up the prompts today. Love the switch-over midway.
Interestingly, Sarah also deals with a similar topic in her poem today.
It's the headache talking . . .
I'm taking a different tack with the idea of defense, but taking a cue from my coffee aficionado friends here. Again, blending the "concrete then abstract" and "defensive poem" prompts.
Coffee’s Antioxidants Defend Against Free Radicals
And here's Alan batting clean-up.
Thanks for the poetry, everyone. Gentle readers out there, I hoped you enjoyed our work today.
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