Friday, April 30, 2021

Day 30 ... NaPoWriMo / Poem-a-Day 2021


Last day! It's been a lot of fun!

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-a-Day prompt: [W]rite a goodbye poem. Whether leaving for a holiday or going to get groceries, many people find themselves in positions of saying goodbye to each other. So this feels like an appropriate way to close out this year's challenge ... until we meet again.”

Maureen Thorson’s NaPoWriMo suggestion: “Today’s prompt is based on a prompt written by Jacqueline Saphra, and featured in this group of prompts published back in 2015 by The Poetry Society of the U.K. This prompt challenges you to write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place. It could be a real place, like your local park, or an imaginary or unreal place, like 'the bottom of your heart,' or 'where missing socks go.' Fill your poem with sensory details, and make them as wild or intimate as you like.”


For the last poem, a tanka, melding both prompts. Usually tanka, like haiku, are not titled unless they are linked into sequences, but I'll give this one a title for the sake of fulfilling the prompts. Probably if I submit this poem somewhere, I'll remove the title.

Goodbye for Now

follow the same path
to get here every April —
walk the labyrinth
step here     here     reach the center
last poem     last day     last beauty

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

Photos from LabyrinthCompany.com
   

Alan's poem today is a very detailed look at family history.



P O E M   R E M O V E D

while being submitted for publication.

 

Please come back later. The poem may
return at some time in the future.

Thank you!

 


Well, there we go! Thirty poems for each of us. We'll see how many of these poems we'll each pursue further.

Friends, won’t you comment, please? Love to know what you’re thinking. Thanks!

Ingat, everyone.   


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2 comments:

Bruce Niedt said...

Wow, two extremes in word count! But both really good.

Bruce Niedt said...

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