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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…

NaPoWriMo Challenge #23: My Micro-flora, My Friends

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) — ABaAabAB. My Micro-flora, My Friends We are all unique! Believe the signs. Each populated by Colonies. Planted flags, Micro-Flora “Mine.” We are all.  Unique, believe the signs. We…

NaPoWriMo Challenge #21: Earth Day

Earth Day Challenge for NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in keeping with Earth Day. Carbon Cycle 1970: In the beginning. I was there.  Where were you? Unborn?  Not even a Daddy Twinkle? My rebellion for the Earth:  Excesses left on check-out counters. Lunch-time surprises, my reward. Walk, Don’t Ride. Act Now, before it’s too late. Recycle, Re-use, Re-new. It will be too late when you listen. 2013:  I am here.  Where are you? Garden. Preserve. Think Local. Buy Electric. Reduce my footprint and my mass. While middle-aged war-machine Sucks more carbon than My imagination can imagine. Recyle, Re-use, Re-new. It’s almost…

Photo Friday: Daffodils and NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #18

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt: Write a poem in the form of a personal ad.  And it’s Photo Friday to Boot.   What a difference a Week Makes Cheerful, leggy, early bloomer Seeks nurturing sort to bring out best. Need not be warm or pleasant. Persistent and Wet will do. Optimism a plus.

NaPoWriMo Challenge #18: Rainy Day Ball Game

Today’s prompt: “write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.” Rainy Day Ball Game Today Morning’s dismal night-light, invites me: burrow deep. Stay in bed.  There’s time to rise.  Sleep. Rain points accusing transparent finger. Things to do open my head, and halt my linger. People. Chores.  Novel.  Work.  Play. Tug of War pulls heart and soul Today. Write 1,000 words; go to the Brewer’s Game, Attend ASQ Meeting.  Everything is clearer now.     Related articles NaPoWriMo #16: Found in Translation (theblacktortoise.com) Things I want to say, but would never: NaPoWriMo #12 (theblacktortoise.com) NaPoWriMo Half-way Challenge:…

NaPoWriMo #16: Found in Translation

  I know, I know.   I’m a day late.  I may not catch up.  That’s okay.  I’m not really a poet.  Still, I love this challenge.   NaPoWriMo Prompt #16:  Cut and paste the original [poem in another language] into the text-editing program of your choice (and try not to peek too much at the translation). Now, use the sound and shape of the words and lines to guide you, without worrying too much about whether your translation makes sense.   I choose a polish poem at random titled “Splinter” by Ewa Lipska.  I have some Polish heritage: I visited…

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