NaPoWrimo Wednesday, April 4, 2012April 3, 2012
Wednesday April 4th , 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 4 /30
“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we’re capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I’m trying for that. But I’m also trying for the language. I’m trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for what it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language.”― Maya Angelou
Happy 84 Birthday !!!! Missouri-born (Arkansas-raised) novelist poet, dramatist, and performer Maya Angelou ( Born 1928 as Marguerite Johnson).
Today’s prompt: Write about someone (many people know about)who has overcome adversity and many challenges that you admire and perhaps draw inspiration from. Don’t mention them by name or use their name as the title of the poem (until the very end… For NAME of Person).
The approach, voice and form you use are entirely up to you. You can write an ode, you can write a free verse poem using metaphors, you can use quotes, lines from their writing. . . there is no one way and no wrong way to do this. Be creative.
POEMS from Yesterday’s Prompt (Number Sequencing)
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Beyond the praises of prime numbers
lies magic. You must be 21 years of age
to purchase alcohol; To enter premises.
21 Love poems by Adrienne Rich (RIP)
and Song 21 by Louis Zukofsky.
22 is a higher master number, more than just four.
It is light in the bible and 22 times 1000 were chosen to be priests.
22 doors open from the side you are on.
Keep on pushing hard boy and you’ll be onto
23 For though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Fear no evil; for thou art with me, thy rod and staff they comfort me.
If there’s a 24th door they say it gives you access to the sanctuary of God.
25 or 6 to 4 waiting for the break of day while
contemplating epiphanious meanings of lyrics
26 is the numeric value of Yahweh, the Hebrew name for Jesus, but does the numeric value
translate to other languages? Is the Hebrew version of a Y also 10 and does it still add up
to 26? The 26th time Noah is mentioned in the bible, he releases Doves. The 26th time Joshua is mentioned he receives wisdom. The 26th mention of Abraham sees him walking in several directions waiting for guidance from a higher power.
27 is the number of salvation and if you’re wondering why they add 17 and 10 to get 27 it’s because 10 is the LAW as in the 10 commandments and 17 is victory because Paul gives 17 qualifications for ministering the word in victory.
28 days later the virus spreads.
29 prime Shakespeare Sonnet: When, in disgrace
with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state.
Don’t trust anyone over 30
They’ve seen too much!!!
by Teresa Jarmick
1 laptop daring Becca
2 lonely nights, she signs on, signs up.
4 dating sites, 8 photos, 16 part personality profile,
32 preferences, 64 standard questions, and
Stunned, Becca pauses
by Teresa Jarmick
1 girl looking to add, multiply
2 eyes on him
4 hands touching
8 crazy nights
4 morning kisses
8 crazy weeks
8 nights out
2 Facebook accounts
4 visiting parents
8 arguments about money
1 night a week working late
2 private calls
4 email accounts
8 messages of love on Facebook
1 girl trying to subtract or divide.
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