NaPoWriMo Monday April 30th, 2012 Day 30/30

April 29, 2012

NaPoWriMo Monday April 30th, 2012 Day 30/30

To have great poets there must be great audiences too. –Walt Whitman

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. — Carl Sandburg

One more and we’ve crossed the FINISHED line. Tomorrow is May Day, the first of May right?

Double dog dare you to write a poem!!! Yes even YOU!.

Today’s Prompt

Title your poem May Day.

You can think about May Day the first of May, a holiday to many cultures and pagans around the world. You can celebrate the end of the harsh November to April Winter Season and celebrate Spring and Summer. You can also think about Mayday as in the emergency procedure word used to signal life threatening emergencies primarily by aviators and mariners but it’s also used in some countries by the police, firefighters and others. The call is always given three times in a row to prevent mistaking it as anything but a distress call: Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! (it derives from the French venez m’aider meaning ‘come help me’.) It’s the ‘Call 911’ of yesterday in the U.S.

May Day is also a day marked by protest marches. Do you know why?

So let one of the ideas of MayDay inspire a poem… or make up something new that you call MayDay. Heck if you’ve been waiting to write an occasion poem…do it!!!

Day 29 Prompt Poem (use list of words to create poem ; use 4 to 5 or more)
Words: transformation, refrain, prayer, destiny, lilac, salvation, disentangle, humble, cadence, composure, serene, fragrance, conquer, trifle, complacency.

By Christopher J. Jarmick

Fragrant lilac
destined to humble
immobile life
fills evening air
with sweet scent.


They disentangle
chaotic lives
seeking to conquer
complacency, learning
to refrain from drinking
alcohol, taking drugs.
Salvation in cadence
of serenity prayer,
discipline of twelve
step redemption
reduces self-inflicted horrors
into trifles, so transformation
into life of balanced composure
conquers consuming disease.

Neighbor’s Window
By Teresa Jarmick

Serene complacency
Windowsill prayer
Tail cadence
Sunshine refrain
Cat composure

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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