Day 26 . . . we are creeping up — no, we're racing up — to the end of National Poetry Month!
Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt: "I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response. (Think: Can I get an amen? to which the response is AMEN!) You might think of the response as a sort of refrain or chorus that comes up repeatedly, while the call can vary slightly each time it is used.
Robert Lee Brewer’s PAD prompt: "For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt: (1) Write a love poem. Or
Got my poem done early today, merging all three prompts. Not even 6:00 A.M. yet!
Jed also merged all three prompts today.
In Alan's poem, the call and response is between Prince onscreen in his 1984 movie and Alan's speaker's 2016 self commenting on the action. As for "love" and "anti-love," read on
I Watch Purple Rain for the First Time in Twenty-Six Years
Here is Ven's call-and-response poem for the day. Several telling calls-and-responses.
Coupling (in honor of the TV show that I am flat out stealing this idea from)
Thanks for the wonderful poems, Ven, Jed, and Alan.
A friend posted this meme on my Facebook yesterday. This has been making the online rounds for some time now, but it continues to be one of my favorites. Never fails to crack me up. “Rhyming is a gateway to sonnets”! ヅ
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
#amreading: SKELETON HILL, by Peter Lovesey
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