NaPoWriMo 2011 Poem & Promp for April 22, 2011 22/30April 22, 2011
IT’S DAY 22!!!! Capitalized big and bold because if you’ve been doing a poem every day or been paying attention for 22 days… Whoo hooo!!!!
It’s also Friday…..
The Napowrimo Site ( http://www.napowrimo.net) has been posting some good prompts and I’m reaching back to much earlier in the month and picking up the idea of their prompt for a smorgasbord type poem made up of a variety of phrases.
Write them as follows:
Line 1 should include synasthetic metaphor. Let me pause and suggest you say it a few times. Kind of fun. A synasthetic metaphor is one that describes one sensory perception using using adjectives in an uncommon and unique way : bitter touch, orange boom, etc.
Line 2 should include a fruit or vegetable
Line 3: should include the name of a place you have lived or visited
Line 4: should include a rhetorical question
Line 5: should include a reference to writer by name
Line 6: should include something that is not American
Line 7: should refer to a game (not a sport) pool, monopoly, darts, etc.
You may write 7 lines… you may write 14 repeating the prompts in a different way…and using them in reverse orders Line 8 should use the prompt for Line 7, Line 9 = Line 6 You get the idea.
Here’s what Teresa and I came up with
By Chris and Teresa Jarmick
Pewter tankard lies ring around my ears
Whispering, coaxing, “An apple—what a lovely apply!”
Northwest of Eden in the sunken garden
Does absolute truth lie?
Nietzche and Ginsberg gossip about Bukowski
At the bullfights in Spain with Papa.
Jumping checkers ‘til it’s too late to make a king.
Go directly to Jail, do NOT collect 200 dollars.
Tomorrow tea at Buckingham Palace
In the garden, paining roses with Lewis C.
Who do you trust, Baby!
Maybe we’re in a Hollywood State of Mind
In the Big Orange making salad with avocados and pineapples
Bleeding martinis in the Polo Lounge over apples tongues.
(Yep, the 14 lines makes it a modern sonnet. . .)
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