NaPoWriMo April 11, 2012 Day 11/30April 10, 2012
Wednesday April 11th , 2012 NaPoWriMo Day 11 /30
I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.— Pablo Neruda
Take us away to a beautiful place. It’s the middle of the week, most of us are looking ahead toward the weekend or perhaps to a vacation in late spring or early summer. So write yourself a beautiful place and take us along.
How you do it is up to you. It can be safe and cozy. It can be wild and crazy. It can be visually beautiful. If you’re able to paint a picture using all five senses in your poem—please do so. What beautiful place shall we escape to? Is it a place that really exists or is it a fantasy? Is it a place you’ve been, a place you are from or a place you always wanted to go? When you read this poem, if it takes you somewhere special, it will take us there too.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat.–Robert Frost
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.— Robert Frost
Day 10 Prompt Poems (address controversy, political poetry, art, investigative journalism in a poem).
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Radical, leftist, hippie, commie,
Peacenik, faggott, traitor, blasphemer
Are spit out at those who shine lights at
Hypocritical politicians, organize
protest marches, sing songs like Imagine and All You Need is Love,
or write poems that expose racism,
bigotry, uncover actual Corporate greed.
Intentions, motivations scrutinized,
How dare you oversimplify complexities you
Aren’t capable of understanding or speak out
against the big and powerful.
Criticized, marginalized, ostracized.
Some are assassinated in plain view
Some smeared into anonymity
One was even labeled Prince of Peace,
King of the Jews
By Teresa Jarmick
Flip flops or
The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
Poetry is Everything
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