Day Ten. Exactly .33333333333333333333333334 done with National Poetry Month, almost.
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt challenges us to "write a 'book spine' poem. This involves taking a look at your bookshelves, and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem. Some fun images of book spine poems can be found here. If you want to take things a step further, Lillian suggests gathering a list of titles from your shelves (every third or fifth book, perhaps, if you have a lot) and using the titles, as close to the originals as possible, to create a poem that is seeded throughout with your own lines, interjections, and thoughts. Happy writing!"
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, pick an emotion, make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles might include: “Happy,” “Sad,” “Angry,” or well, there’s a universe of emotions out there."
Okay, first up again today. Blending the prompts as usual.
eXhilarated X-ray of Faulkner titles Yo ho and two bottles of rum miss Zilphia gant As i lay dying Barn burning Country mice Dry september that Evening sun a Fable Go down, moses Honor Intruder in the dust Jealousy the Kingdom of god Light in august Mosquitoes Notes on a horsethief the Old people Pylon there was a Queen Requiem for a nun the Sound and the fury Two soldiers the Unvanquished Victory the Wild palms
Sorry, not my best poem. Instead of using titles on book spines, I used titles of books (blue) and short stories (red), all by Faulkner. The
Ven was much more successful than I with his "book spines" + "emotion" poem.
Drug Store Malaise
Good for you, Ven. It's rock solid and it rocks solid. Quite a bookshelf you have!
Jed followed the Brewer prompt today.
About this Jed says,"Pain is not an emotion. I couldn't remember the prompt very well, sitting in church . . . Before we went home early." Jed, you wrote a poem in church rather than paying attention, AND you left early? Glad God is easy-going or is she? Well, maybe since about the year 0001 BCE. ヅ I mean, AD.
And then Jed wrote to the Thorson prompt. Also better than my poem!
Great job, Jed. You have an awesome bookshelf too!
Here is Alan's contribution today. He says, "I took off from the expected with the writing prompts because it occurs to me that folks do not often pay that much attention to any books offered as atmosphere in an interview — clearly, if an author is selling a book or a talking head wants to present specific books prominently in the background, we cannot help but read the titles. However, I have seen some interviews where it was apparent that no one considered what books were visible, and they should. It probably would not do, for example, for an American politician hoping to attract conservative voters to have a big ol' copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves in the background. If this poem prompts anyone to pause an interview and take a look at the books in the background, I have done my job here."
The Videographer’s Assistant Becomes a Devilish Grip
What a great story, Alan. Bet you did this in real life. This would make a great short story if you want to expand it into fiction!
Here is Sarah's emotion poem.
Great work, everyone! Thanks for the poems.
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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