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NaWriPoMo #15: And the Beat Goes ON

Today’s NaWriPoMo challenge:   “write a poem in terza rima. This form was invented by Dante, and used in The Divine Comedy. It consists of three-line stanzas, with a “chained” rhyme scheme. The first stanza is ABA, the second is BCB, the third is CDC, and so on. No particular meter is necessary, but English poets have tended to default to iambic pentameter (iambic pentameter is like the Microsoft Windows of English poetry). One common way of ending a terza rima poem is with a single line standing on its own, rhyming with the middle line of the preceding three-line…

NaWriPoMo #14: Micro-environmental Disaster

Today’s NaWriPoMo prompt (optional, as always) is a little something I’m calling “Twenty Questions.” The idea is to write a poem in which every sentence, except for the last one, is in the form of a question. That’s it! Micro-environmental disaster Is it the sugar?  Is it the fat? Is lack of exercise to blame? Could it be simpler than that? Diabetes? obesity? Asthma? Isn’t it a shame? So many woes; What is the solution? Chemical? Environment? Food? Are we doomed? Could it be a re-evolution? Your ‘crobes, my ‘crobes; Could be our micro-biodome. Related articles Poetry Prompt #14 –…

NaWriPoMo #11: Dessert (and a photo)

Day #11 NaWriPoMo challenge you to write about wine-and-love. Dessert Ahhh…the perfect pair. Not any red will do. The salad, the soup, the main dish. Some say it’s more than fair, That I found you. A prayer, a hope, a wish? Whatever.  We’re the perfect pair. Related articles Common Wine Pairing Mistake, Plus Wine Pairing Tips! NaWriPoMo #10: Read More NaPoWriMo14 Day 11 A Week for Cowboy Poets (NaPoWriMo Day 10)  

NaWriPoMo #10: Read More

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. Writer’s cock-and-bull, 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…

NaWriPoMo, Prompt 3: Debate Mojo

  The prompt for today:  “write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme.   Debate Mojo   Milk of kindness,   Salt of tongue,   Add some wryness,   Opinion’s won.           Related articles   NaPoWriMo 30/30 Writing prompt #1 Look, I’m rhyming!  

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…

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