NaPoWriMo 2011 Poem & Prompt for Day 26, 2011 26/30

April 26, 2011

NaPoWrimo Day 26  

5 more to go.  If you haven’t been doing it… join us for the final 5.  Write a poem every day and post it.   Make it into a challenge and do a double dog dare challenge… like this one:

The  7, 7, 7

As in

7 lines…. 7 minute time limit   using 7 words (articles like: the, and…don’t count) found in a poem .

Specifically this poem:   Filling Station by Elizabeth Bishop   which can be found here:  http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15215    On the Poets.org website.

Use 7 words from the poem in 7 lines within 7 minutes.  Share what you come up with.   Here are 2 …

7, 7, 7,  Station Fill Up

By Christopher J. Jarmick

This dirty memory; regret I have

will be gone with flick of match.

Burn the pretty lace doily,

collectable comic books too.

Forget the good times ; they lie.

Arrange the oil cans all in  too neat row

Let them ponder this disturbing display.

7, 7, 7  E.B. Filling Station

By Teresa Jarmick

Somebody builds a home

Front porch with gray floor and white columns

Wicker furniture, tea for two

and more.

Then the monkey grabs his dirty greasy gasoline

Lights a march, and grins like a phony comic

While my heart burns down.

© 2011

Keep writing

Poetry is Everything



  1. words are the beauty of wisdom too
    they are often wriiten bye people like you
    full of joy and entertaining too
    they often rhyme with emotions
    and sometimes have some humour too.

    from kevin i enjoyed your blog

    • thanks for your kind comment. Keep writing!

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