Illuminating, Vulnerabling, Braving,
There is no grey; there is only gray.
Blaming, justifying, Avoiding Opaque daggers Lies
NaPoWriMo.net Day 18 “Today, I challenge you to write a poem that incorporates neologisms. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word! Your neologisms could be portmanteaus (basically, a word made from combining two existing words, like “motel” coming from “motor” and “hotel”) or they could be words invented entirely for their sound.”
NaPoWriMo.net – Day 17 – “And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I challenge you to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Your nocturne should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form!”
Instead of a nocturne,
I wrote a waltz today.
No foxtrot, Merengue, Or mambo. Can move us Properly. Let us waltz. Hair flowing, Feet dancing, Hands holding, We’re swinging, Hearts beating— Let us waltz.
You’re smiling; I’m grinning. We’re twirling, And spinning. You and me, Let us waltz.
Brighten Bee-stung Bow-shaped lips With burgundy blush. Swab some shiny, sleek, slick, slippery, shimmery, silicate silk sideways To play up That part that pouts. Grab a tube of Glassy glimmer glitter A tube of twilight tulips A wand with wintry wine Or be Pleasantly Pleased with plain pink.
NaPoWriMo.net – Day 12 – “Today, I’d like you to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds). This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem, with the sounds reinforcing the sense.”
Sometimes she tries to give it her all. Others notice this about her, too. I Can’t compete with her; don’t want to, really. So, what is it that I honestly want? Time to trace my toes in the sand. More Magical moments – more meaningful than A number, score, rank, grade or anything Quantitative could claim. Time to be in Company of colleagues, comrades, peers – the People who know me best in all the World. I want to travel to where there is Culture, flavor, sunshine and music to Remind me that I can taste, smell, feel, See, and hear all that has been valued. New faces, voices, ideas and Chances to say that I have lived and loved.
NaPoWriMo – Day 4 Prompt
“One of the most popular British works of classical music is Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.” 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.”
K ‘Bye! or If Only I’d Been Prudent (NaPoWriMo2017 – Day 3)
Wishing for a breakthrough? – Adieu! – See?
Knowing you’d been untrue withdrew me.
This is a Tyburn Poem, which is a six-line poem. The first four lines consist of a single, two-syllable word, each rhyming with the previous and subsequent word. Line 5 has nine syllables, with the fifth to eighth syllables using the words from lines 1 and 2. Line 6 has nine syllables too, with the fifth to eighth syllables using lines 3 and 4.
5 years friendship 12 miles bike path 4 gym shoes, slightly worn 2 caps baseball 3000 milliliters water
Locate 6-mile bike path, and confirm that at least one end has parking. Fill 2 water bottles for each person, set aside. Dress comfortably. Be sure to use baseball caps to protect eyes and face from the sun. Walk together. Share funny stories. Ponder aloud. Reveal fears and worries. Discuss emotions. All of them. Listen. Provide pep-talks. Pause Notice the breeze. See the color of each leave, noting the differences since the last walk. Celebrate the slivers of sunshine that drip through the canopy of trees above. Pay attention to the beauty around you. Declare the metaphor among long walks and important friendships. Continue walking to the end of the path. Drink more water. Turn around and make 6-mile return hike.
Prompt for 4/2/2017
Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell. NaPoWriMo.com