NaPoWriMo 2011, Day 9 Poem & Prompt for April 9, 2011 9/30April 9, 2011
It’s Day 9….of 30 of NaPoWriMo!!!!
Today’s prompt is 3 or multiples of 3 or thirds…
Today’s Form is Sevenlings 7 lines.. (The first three lines should contain an element of three- three connected or contrasting statements or a list of three details, names or possibilities. This can take up all three lines or be contained within them. Lines four to six should contain an element of three directly or indirectly or not at all connected to the first set of three. The seventh line should act as a narrative summary or punchline or unusual juxtaposition. Tone should be mysterious, off-beat, disturbing. No definite meter required, no rhyme needed but being a short form some sort of rhythm should be used.
Sevenlings ( Shirt Tie Jacket)
Shirt, tie jacket he doesn’t dress himself
he doesn’t cook, doesn’t drive
his pockets are empty
He hates watches, alarms, schedules
cell phones, photographs, home videos
memories, small children, wives
and people who drink and drive.
Sevenlings (oceans, waterfalls)
Oceans, waterfall, small stream
Japanese garden showcase
pose for pictures; cheese
Feel of granite, stone steps, river rock
intoxicating sweet smell of hyacinth
children chatter, breeze blows
many observe, few listen.
Sevenlings ( Yesterday)
Yesterday–who was it?
Tomorrow–won’t be looked for
White clouds, wedding dresses, china
teenage love affairs
(by Teresa and Chris Jarmick
Tomorrow’s form is a doozy….it is Burmese and called the Yadu (jadu) consists of up to three stanzas of five lines. The first four lines of a stanza should have four syllables each but the fifth line can have 5, 7, 9 or 11 syllables. It should contain a reference to the seasons
The form uses a climbing rhyme which is required on the fourth third and second syllable of both the first three lines and the last three lines. In English it can be a vowel or consonant sound.
It looks like this
* * * A
* * A *
*B*** or *B***** or (9, 11)