NaPoWriMo Day 24 Poems, challenge and prompt from April 24, 2010April 23, 2010
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spend doing nothing – George Bernard Shaw It’s NaPoWriMo Day 24 folks!!!
Poem Starter for NaPoWrimo #24
By Christopher J. Jarmick
The Book of Five Rings;
good one for strategy, blog says.
Volcano affects grain prices
But will improve soils, crops
eventually says another, so invest accordingly.
Ukuleles are getting more popular.
Septolet 4/24/2010 1
Pray for mercy
Syllable Septolet 4/24/2010
Time waited for
TODAY’S NAPO PROMPT POEMS :
Syllable Septolet for 4/24/2010
By Christopher J. Jarmick
beds catch fire?
How did the mouse
eat all of
(w/Read Write and Mine)
Held in suspense
My Writing Prompt/Challenge for April 24,2010
NaPoWrimo challenge prompt forSatuday , April 24th , 2010
TODAY’S PROMPT: I’ve been writing a Septolet every day in addition to other poems for this year’s NaPoWriMo. It’s a lesser known French form and there’s two ways of doing a Septolet. So let’s write one of each today.
Write two different types of Septolets today.
Septolet 1: Total of 14 words in 7 lines, no line should have more than three words. The poem should relate to one subject, object, thought or feeling. The first four lines create a coherent picture or thought, the last three lines create another. Each could stand separately, but both are related.
Septolet 2: Line 1 has one syllable, Line 2 has two, Line 3 has 3, Line 4 has 4 syllables, space, Line 5 has 3, Line 6 has 2, Line 7 has one syllable. Poem should relate to one thought, feeling, object, place.
I usually do this in collaboration. I will write every other line. Sometimes I start, sometimes I follow. Remarkable what results sometimes. Feel free to do it this way as well. Do two of them if you are doing it this way.
Read Write member Marie Gauthier wants you to investigate word origins at Phrase Finder… like “Left in the Lurch” http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/225700.html There are suggestions that lurch is a noun originating from lych – the Old English word for corpse, which gives the name to the covered lych-gates that adjoin many English churches. The theory goes that jilted brides would be ‘left in the lych (or lurch)’ when the errant bridegroom failed to appear. The lych-gate is where coffins are left when waiting for the clergyman to arrive to conduct a funeral service. Both theories are plausible but there’s no evidence to support either and in fact lych and lurch are unrelated.
For our purposes, it doesn’t matter whether the derivation pans out as true or not. Your inquiries are meant to be catalytic crackers. Surely “lych-gate” stirs an idea or two!
So for today’s prompt, travel a while on The Phrase Finder website until you find the phrase or phrase origin that most interests you.
There are no hard and fast rules. The Phrase Finder has phrases from the Bible, from Shakespeare, phrases coined at sea, something for every taste. Take some notes, do a free-write or three, and see where a little word exploration takes you
The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
Poetry is Everything
Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle based Author, very active in the Northwest Poetry Community. His latest book is called IGNITION; Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares. Click on it to find out more about it.