Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 27 ... NaPoWriMo / Poem-a-Day 2017


27 Club Brian Jones Jimi Hendrix Janis Joplin Jim Morrison Kurt Cobain Amy Winehouse Heaven's band . . .
Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt: "Many poems explore the sight or sound or feel of things, and Proust famously wrote about the memories evoked by smell, but today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that explores your sense of taste! This could be a poem about food, or wine, or even the oddly metallic sensation of a snowflake on your tongue."

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day prompt: "For today’s prompt, use at least 3 of the following 6 words in your poem (using a word or two in your title is fine); for extra credit, try using all 6: pest, crack, ramble, hiccup, wince, festoon.

I've often wondered what it must be like to hear colors and see music.

Synesthesia

pesto pasta and pine nuts
tart bitter creamy forest green
glimpsing G minor arpeggios

1965 Rambler American
listen to shiny teal enamel
taste chrome bumpers and trim

crack of heat lightning
9-volt batteries on the tongue
touching black sky thunder

—Draft by Vince Gotera    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

Alan got more of the words in than I did. Bravo!

Char to Hiccup

Flavor so sharp, I wince in joy
eating the apple vinegar-based
sauce from North Carolina,
tasting sharp, sweet cracked pepper
over tang. I’d like to ramble
over the line now, pester a cook
near to cracking me over the head.

—Draft by Thomas Alan Holmes    [Do not copy or quote . . . thanks.]

Did you notice Alan got all six words in? Look at the left margin! Acrostic.   

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Ingat, everyone.   


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2 comments:

Cara H said...

Nicely done! The second one made me smile, thinking of eating nicely spicy foods. I am the cook on most occasions, however, so the battle would be with myself to work faster.

Vince Gotera said...

Thank you, Cara H.

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