Day Eight. Those two words almost rhyme. Technically, they're in assonance. Same vowel sound.
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt: "It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honor. Happy writing!"
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a doodle poem. In my mind, I’m thinking of how I like to doodle when I’m talking on the phone or sitting in a meeting. I used to doodle in my classes when I was younger. So for a poem, I’m thinking this could start off as something small that stays small or builds to epic proportions. Doodle around a bit today. If needed, start by describing something close at hand or within your current field of vision."
Okay, here we go, friends. Starting off with Alan today.
"The prompt required a flower poem," Alan says, "but I confess that I rarely write about flowers, tending instead to notice the brief blooming period of trees. My town has dogwoods and redbuds (called Judas Trees in some areas) all over, and it occurred to me how the legends around such trees at times violate the spirit of the scriptures such legends intend to support."
I interpreted the word "doodle" in Robert's "doodle poem" prompt very literally, ending up with several flowers in a love poem that's a partial abecedarian, just the head and the tail. (Click on the image below to see it full-size.)
Here is Jed's flower poem, about an illustration Jed has been working on as a cover for an indie-published story and finally completed. Jed spirals in (or down)
For a Field Guide
Sarah offers today a meditation on life and death occasioned by flowers. Brava!
Today Ven responds vis-à-vis flowers in a rondeau to one of the most famous rondeaux of the twentieth century, "In Flanders Fields."
Red Poppies Thrive
Bravo, all. Flowers doodled and versified magnificently, all around.
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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