Day Six. Yea, Chanticleer the cock hath crowed once more to the heavens, and thus now shall the count be six. (If you're puzzled, peek at yesterday's blog opening!)
Here we go. Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo prompt: "write a poem that looks at the same thing from various points of view. The most famous poem of this type is probably Wallace Stevens’ 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.'"
Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day prompt: "For today’s prompt, write a poem about a sound. The poem could be about a small sound, a loud sound, a happy sound, or a creepy sound. And yes, music sounds count as well."
Once again, Alan got done first today. He provides an intro to his poem:
"When Apple released the remixed and remastered 1 album last year, I was beginning to hear the Beatles the way I remembered them, the songs much truer, in my opinion, than those abysmal late '80s CDs and more fully realized than the vastly improved but still obscuring 2009 remasters. The new version of 1 was closer to the potential promised by the Love album and the Yellow Submarine "songtrack" album. So, having nerded you out, prompted by the recent announcement of the fiftieth anniversary edition of a new remixed and remastered Sgt Pepper, here is my attempt to match both prompts of the day."
Remixing “I Feel Fine”
Once again writing after reading Alan's poem, I find I can't help but be influenced. Though that's not a bad thing since Alan's poems are always so good. You'll see a small echo from his poem in mine, where I'm also working with both prompts.
Just for fun, here are the daily form breakdowns. Day One: both free verse. Day Two: Vince haiku stanzas, Alan sonnet. Day Three: Vince sonnet, Alan free verse. Day Four: both sonnets. Day Five: both free verse. Day Six: Alan free verse, Vince sonnet. So . . . Alan has written 4 free verse poems and 2 sonnets, while Vince has written 1 poem in haiku stanzas, 2 free verse poems, and 3 sonnets.
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