Day 19. Another prime number . . . the 8th in the month so far.
Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt: "Many years ago, 'didactic' poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse. Also, your 'practical' skill could be somewhat mythological, imaginary, or funny, like 'How to Capture a Mermaid' or 'How to Get Your Teenager to Take Out the Garbage When He Is Supposed To.' Happy writing!"
Robert Lee Brewer’s PAD prompt (two for Tuesday): "Take on one (or both) of the following prompts: Write a cool poem. Or
All five of us melded the prompts today, somehow or other; sometimes we mashed up all three, counting Robert's two prompts: "how-to," "cool," and "uncool."
Jed, that's very funny. "Does it involve refrigerators?" Well, in a manner of speaking, yes.
Ven's poem is funny too but in a fashion that's diametrically opposed from Jed's.
How to be Cool
Sarah gives us a list of how-to recommendations, also quite funny.
How To Definitely Make New Friends and Be Super Popular
Alan is very tongue-in-cheek today in his humor. Bravo! A fun poem to format in HTML.
How to Be a Cool Poet
I merged all three prompts while addressing an important dilemma of my teenage years.
How to Be Cool in 1967 San Francisco
This is a terza rima haiku sonnet, a form of my own invention. You should try it! If you do, let me know how it goes, won't you?
Speaking of San Francisco and the past, my old high school, St. Ignatius College Preparatory, today published a poem of mine. They have been publishing on their website poems from alums during National Poetry Month, and I'm the "Poet of the Day" for April 19th! (Click on the image below and you can see it; click here to go to the actual webpage.)
Writer's Digest 84th Annual Writing Competition Collection, 2015.
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