Robert Lee Brewer’s PAD prompt, since it's Tuesday, is doubled: a "Two for Tuesday" challenge: "a beginning poem" and/or "an ending poem."
Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt today draws from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Maureen says, "The 'enigma' of the title is widely believed to be a hidden melody that is not actually played, but which is tucked somehow into the composition through counterpoint. Today I’d like you to take some inspiration from Elgar and write a poem with a secret – in other words, a poem with a word or idea or line that it isn’t expressing directly. The poem should function as a sort of riddle, but not necessarily a riddle of the 'Why is a raven like a writing desk?' variety. You could choose a word, for example, 'yellow,' and make everything in the poem something yellow, but never actually allude to their color. Or perhaps you could closely describe a famous physical location or person without ever mentioning what or who it actually is."
Alan leads off today with this sh-bump sh-bump la-di-da-da la-di-da-da sh-bump, melding the prompts.
I Am Awake and Sweaty at Three on Saturday Morning
Emulating Alan shamelessly, I offer this little riddle. Yup, both prompts. All three, actually.
Can You Name?
Two sonnets, well met in a tulgey wood, all snicker-snack galumphing. The photo is Michael Alfano's sculpture "Questioning Mind."
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