NaPoWriMo April 20, 2012 Day 20/30

April 19, 2012

Friday April 20th, 2012 NaPoWriMo Day20/30

I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged…I had poems which were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out. – Erica Jong

Day 20. 2/3rds done. WOW!!!! As I was recently discussing with a friend, Poetry Month lasts all year for many of us. I don’t mind the extra attention, the reminder and additional events during the month of April, however. Around 2001 both Time Magazine and The Stranger declared poetry dead! You know like rock-n-roll, affordable housing, chivalry, common sense, Lazarus and Zombies. It’s nice to see Poetry Month articles, editorials, and essays about poets and poetry in the paper and all over the internet. Seeing Poetry books displayed more prominently at the few remaining brick and mortar bookstores also brings a smile to my face. So although poetry doesn’t need gimmicks, positive and good things can result.
AHA…. Idea for a prompt.

Advertising. Think of some popular advertising slogans. Use a few of them in whole or part in the poem you create today. You can make up product names or switch things around, or pack the poem with slogan after slogan. It’s Poetry Country, pardner, you’re soaking in it right now and I’d rather fight than switch. (Easy…right?).
Have fun!!!

DAY 19 PROMPT POEMS (Found Poem from 2 sources, no more than 5 words used at a time)

Politics as usual
(found poem—sources Seattle Times and Bellevue Visitor Guide)
By Christopher J. Jarmick


Against everyone else’s insistence,
Obama pledged reconsideration
of the war on
thin crusty crepes.

More countries
view the United States
less relevant to propose
and carry out
strategies to deal with issues
that concern them.

Obama however has not yet
eased the embargo on
Falafels, Kabobs, or
addictive steamed Soup dumplings,
though handmade
locally produced versions remain available
and are not part
of current restrictions.

Administrative officials are optimistic
a deal will be made with
several ethnic restaurants ,
foreign officials,
the Argentine President
and France.

“We’ve made definite progress and
now it’s a matter of
coming to an Agreement
on several important Issues,”
Bolivia’s foreign minister said.

Friendly conversations
in the shoe-box sized front area
of the State Department offices
will continue for several months.
“It comes down to texture,”
said one Restaurant owner.
“Nothing should be
overlooked here.”

Martha Stewart
observed from
across the street
several intriguing concoctions
such as
German Wheat Beer chocolates,
Fragrant Duck buns
and vinegars flavored with elderflowers.
“Things change seasonally according
to how much
Parties want to spend,
so I hope simplifying and
bridging old farm
to new metropolis
gets good healthy results.”
Said John Howie.

“We’re optimistic,
but agreements have
yet to be signed,”
added Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.


4-19-12 (sources Seattle Times & AORN Journal)
By Teresa Jarmick


Digging deep
Vivid memories
the Arena where
a boring team
All taught me well
Spinning an auger
Inserting a temporary
Steel tube
Cement poured
These pillars
Open at the end
Reach new peaks.


The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’
Poetry is Everything
©2012 Christopher J. Jarmick All Rights Reserved


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