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OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

I missed my poem yesterday.  A bad day for me.  Food poisoning?  Some intestinal bug?  Whatever, I only managed 727 steps, according to Fitbit.  Most of them to bed and to you-know-where. Okay, so back to the keyboard with today’s challenge: write a visual poem. I took a look at examples, which are either abstract pictures or text arranged to make a picture.  What do you know?  One of the bloggers I follow, Silver Poetry, seems to be a visual poet.  Arna Baartz might  balk at that label; I have a feeling she’s resists labels..  I’m no expert. So here’s…

STEM Tuesday and NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt: write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth. Okay, the prompt doesn’t fit very well with my mashup today. That’s a three-way mashup:  money-poetry-STEM.  What a challenge. Fifty Cents of Jiggle Pearl B. Wart in 1845 took hides Soaked Oink in Acid, Moo in Alkalis. Triple helix unraveled to re-tangle Trapped water, formed globs without angle. Adipic and Fumeric add tartness…

NaPoWriMo: Day 29: It’s All in My Head

I’ve been out of touch. Tied up in family and by infection.  Yes, the two take me in ways unrelated and yet the same.  Love is infectious, after all.  But enough about where I’ve been for the last few days. Today’s prompt is waaay to complicated for me, so I’m going it on my own.  This poem is prompted by the evolution of daily care.   It’s All in My Head Wash and Condition, Gel and Blow. Pluck the Cat Whiskers, Netty the Nose. Brush, Stimulate, and Floss. Now Scrape the Tongue. Straighten and Gloss. Two levels of Moisture: With…

NaWriPoMo: The Black Tortoise

Prompt #2:  “…write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth.” What better mythological creature to write about than the Black Tortoise. Black Tortoise:  Xuanu, Genbu, Hyeonmu. Obstacle of holiness are You. Left to your own devices, You bully, you threaten, your terrorize. Repentant.  You are forgiven. Forgiven you are Given. Symbol of Longevity, go forth, Forevermore, Wisdom of the North.   Oh now, that was hard.   Related articles NaPoWriMo NaPoWriMo day 1! New resource: NaPoWriMo  

NaPoWriMo Day 30: A Txtoem

My last poem for April and my last poem for NaPoWriMo’13.  Then it’s back to regular prose, fiction and essays. This is not a NaPoWriMo challenge, but one I heard on NPR somewhere back in January.  (If I remember correctly.)  My granddaughter, Emma, and I planned to work on this together, but alas we both got too busy.  So here’s my attempt to write a love poem in “texting” language. TTS – 143 U R 2G2BT. ThnQ. U2. I TIAIL; **//. 404 IDK who My <3s TC2E 2UPLS sok. I wnt jdg. 121, F2F.  R uswl plc *$ Y w8…

NaPoWriMo Challenge #26.

The Challenge:  systematically erased whole words and even lines, while maintaining the relative position of the remaining words. You can see a brief excerpt here.  I didn’t exactly do that.  It was too hard for me.  There, I said it.  It was too haa-ard.  Plus, I’m way behind in my challenges.  I just erased some words, and added some puctuation to one of my favorite poems:  The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere.   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Paul Revere are probably rolling in their graves.                   Midnight.  Ride.  Revere.   Listen and…

NaPoWriMo Challenge #24: What a Deal

the prompt: think about words buried in words. In particular, think about the words buried in your own name. Plug your name into an anagram generator, like this one, and try writing a self-portrait poem using words that are generated. (Don’t worry if it takes a minute or two to generate the anagrams — you’d be surprised how many different ones a name will generate — mine generated 107,144 anagrams, and I didn’t even use my middle name)! I used “Adela” and “Adela Marie.”  All other permutations of my name (Crandell, Brady, Durkee) are beyond my own. Besides, those names…

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