Today’s NaWriPoMo challenge is to write an advertisement poem, like the old Burma-Shave. Remember the little signs along the road? Maybe you’re old enough. Here’s a couple of examples:
Picture each line as a separate sign, a few hundred feet away from each other. Entertaining for the kids in the back seat.
I Heard it On NPR
Reading is to brain,
As user on cocaine.
Mind’s eye sees,
Like neurons on LSD.
Is nothing more than reader’s mule.
No wonder the book is always better than the movie!
(Note of explanation: I’m an NPR fan. A couple of weeks ago, I listened while I drove: Reading transforms the brain chemically in the same way mind-altering drugs do, but with no nasty side-effects. Unless, you count me wondering what the character is doing long after I closed the book. Do you ever do that?)