NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Twenty – Give a Poem a Sporting Chance

Today’s prompt calls for sports lingo to be incorporated into a poem. I am not a sports fan. At all. So where do I go for ‘inspiration’ for today’s poem?

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Nineteen – Creation Myth

Today’s prompt wants us to recount a creation myth.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Eighteen – A Creole Apology

Neologisms are the subject of today’s prompt. Made-up words. And I cannot come up with a single one. Outta steam.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Seventeen – Nocturne

Today’s prompt is all about the dark. We’re to write a nocturne, a quiet, reflective poem meant to be read at night. I’m going to give the 9-line Nocturna style a shot here.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Sixteen – Autocorrect

Correspondence as poetry is today’s prompt. This is quite a stretch, but it was inspired by a Facebook exchange (correspondence, if you please) yesterday made unintentionally hilarious by autocorrect doing what it does so badly.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Fifteen – Meditation on the Middle

Here we are in the middle of the month and today’s prompt wants us to reflect on what it’s like to be in the middle of something.

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NaPoWriMo2017 Day Fourteen – Kilmister Clerihew

A four-line satirical biographical poem about a famous individual known as the Clerihew (named after its inventor) is today’s prompt. And wouldn’t you know it, four little lines had me stumped all day.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Thirteen – Ghazal

And we’re off to Arabia with today’s prompt, a series of at least 5 couplets which incorporate a whole lot of repetition of the same word or phrase, over and over. And over. And you gotta throw your name into the last couplet.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Twelve – Assonance and Alliteration

Today’s prompt wants us to give alliteration (same-sounding consonants) and assonance (same-sounding vowels) a shot. This one flowed like Boone’s Farm Blackberry, yessirree, bubba.

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NaPoWriMo 2017 Day Eleven – Haikubop?

So, today’s prompt introduces the Bop poem, which is a sonnet/song hybrid of sorts in which you introduce, discuss, and solve (or not) a problem. The iambic feet in the examples given are way too long for me to even attempt today, though Ravi Shankar’s poem – particularly the refrain – is delightful.

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