Thursday, April 14, 2016

Day 14 ... NaPoWriMo / Poem-a-Day 2016


Day 14. The end of two weeks! Can you believe it? Two-weeks-plus left to go.

Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt "invites us to try a seven-line poem called a san san, which means 'three three' in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the game Go). The san san has some things in common with the tritina, including repetition and rhyme. In particular, the san san repeats, three times, each of three terms or images. The seven lines rhyme in the pattern a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d. . . . I hope you have fun giving the san san a try. Happy writing!"

Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a time out poem. There are moments in my life that I wish I could take a time out. For instance, it would’ve been nice earlier this year when I had pneumonia, but life and work keeps chugging along. But there’s always a chance to take time outs in poetry if you dare. So dare to write a time out poem (or two) today."
I'm going to "follow" Brewer's "time out" prompt by taking a time out from both prompts today. I'm writing a Kennings Poem today. Kennings are two-word metaphors from Old English, such as "whale road" for sea or "word hoard" for poem (from Beowulf). The kennings poem is a riddle (also an Old English staple) made up of kennings. See this Forward Poetry webpage for more on this form. Okay, here's my kennings poem.

Poem

Letters-letter
Stories-stored
Image-scrimmage

Verse-verses
Rhyme-room
Lyric-lark

Form-farm
Grammar-grimoire
Cadence-credence

Meter-matter
Word-world
What am I?

—Draft by Vince Gotera    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

Would you write a comment below, please, if you have a guess what the solution to the riddle is? Thanks.

Sarah also wrote a kennings poem. Brava, Sarah!

Untitled

Note-singer
Silver-ringer
Joy-bringer

Sharp-turner
Shape-learner
Ending-never

Christian-staple
Holy-symbol
Inherently-spiritual

What am I?

—Draft by Sarah Smith    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

If you think you know what this is, would you write a comment below, please? Thanks.

Ven very ambitiously tried to all three prompts: "san san," "time out," and "kennings."

Time out!

Unacceptable-naughty-behavior!
Disrespectful-child!
Naughty-corner/step.
Respect-savior.
Punishment-mild.
Child-silence=golden.
Stillness=respect.
Naughtychild-molded.

—Draft by Ven Batista    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

Pretty amazing juggling act there, Ven.

Jed followed Brewer's "time out" prompt today.

Time-Out!

I don’t need a time-out,
I need a time-in.
When does life begin?
When can I stop
Waiting to start?

Even if my plate is full,
What is it full of?
Practice. I rehearse.
The next test?
Give it a rest.

Give me something to do
For the rest
Of my life.

When does life begin?
What can I do
That has meaning?
NOW! Time-in.

—Draft by Jedediah Kurth    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

About today's poem, Alan says, "Here's my attempt at the san san form."

Cloudburst

Lying under a storm watch, wet with sweat, we lay
having run through a storm’s white sheets, crossed stream-like streets
to be soaked with rain. And, wet with sweat, we would teach
love’s lessons, when to touch, how to think, what to say,
lying under love’s duress, I could on white sheets
write such loving words to make you somehow forget
any time but when you yearned to stay within reach,
lying under white sheets, rain’s release, wet with sweat.

—Draft by Thomas Alan Holmes    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

Great use of /l/ sounds, Alan: lying, lay, like love's lessons, release, etc.


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2 comments:

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done! I am falling behind. sigh.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

P.S. I like the way you organized your page!

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