Let's get right to the poeming, shall we?
Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt: "write a poem that recounts a creation myth. It doesn’t have to be an existing creation myth, or even recount how all of creation came to be. It could be, for example, your own take on the creation of ball-point pens, or the discovery of knitting. Your myth can be as big or small as you would like, as serious or silly as you make it."
Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day prompt: "write a memory poem. Pick a memory, any memory. It can be a significant event, but sometimes there are beautiful insignificant moments (that ironically are very significant — quite the paradox). Mine your memories to come up with something good today."
Today, the prompts allow me the chance to work some more on my novella-in-stories about two aswang lovers. The aswang are Philippine monsters; in my story, Clara, a vampire, and Santiago, a weredog, fall in love, despite their monsterly natures. My poem today, a curtal sonnet, provides backstory, a personal history, for Clara.
Creation of an Aswang
Here's an image from an article titled "Maria Labo: The Creepy Tale Of The Legendary Aswang" which shows the black bird issuing from an aswang's mouth. The black bird lives within an aswang's body and, when that aswang dies, moves to a new host. Fun, huh? All aswang, as I understand the myth, have that black bird within them. Like a heart. Or a soul.
Any Star Trek fans reading this right now? This is just like Jadzia Dax. The black bird is a Trill symbiont. Okay, okay, I'm probably pissing somebody off right now. No, people, it's not. Trill symbionts are good. They are nice. They are our friends. ヅ (#sorrynotsorry)
I'll tell you who I'm probably pissing off here: Alan. 'Cause he's got to follow that horrific image. I'm gonna write a bunch here in an effort to put some blog space between that picture and his poem. So sorry, Alan.
Well, gentle readers, here's an interesting coincidence in aswang lore, which I noticed just now
Okay, that might be enough white space. On with the show.
How “Hava Nagila” Became
Friends, won’t you comment, please? Love to know what you’re thinking. To comment, look for a red line below that starts Posted by, then click once on the word comments in that line. If you don’t find the word “comments” in that line, then look for a blue link below that says Post a comment and click it once. Thanks!
Ingat, everyone. ヅ
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30