NaPoWriMo Day 19 Prompt for Friday, April 19, 2013 April 18, 2013

April 18, 2013

“When asked, ‘How do you write?’
I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’”
– Stephen King

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
– Agatha Christie

Come on. Write a poem a day. Start today, re-start today or continue with the NaPoWriMo challenge because you’re a poet, because you like challenges, or just because….

Several poets are giving away free books. Several writers and poets have decided to offer free books to anyone and everyone who posts a comment on their blogs. One of the places you can check this out is right here: Kelli Russell Agodon’s Book of Kells blog
If you poke around you’ll even find NaPoWriMo prompts there too!!!

Prompt 19—The Bible is full of poetry and poetic passages—even if some of the poetry is lost in the various translations. From the Psalms to Song of Solomon and many other passages you’ll see it everywhere. So can you re-cast a passage of the bible into a modern verse that has similar meaning than the original but might be partially or completely updated? You can add other things to the idea (like make it an acrostic poem as well, or write with inner rhymes or repeated vowel sounds).

Prompt 17 suggested writing an acrostic poem. Mine wound up being a double.

Patriot Day, Boston Race (Acrostic)
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Patriot Day,  April  2013,  Marathon Race ;  Terrorist Bomb
Attack  sends  hundreds  fleeing  in  chaos,  panic  –   Oh  No
Today  traditionally  one of  fun,  now  of   tragic  memories
Retired   Racer   from   Lake  Stevens   knocked  off  his   feet
In front  of  finishing  line ;  gone  all  cheers of   Go    Go    Go
Only screams and sobs broadcast from cell phone to nation
Terrified children, injured bystanders, confusion, three dead so far

Date  of   tax  deadline ,  city  holiday ,   broadcasters babbling  data
As ambulances remove the maimed, postulating identity of maniac
Youngest death just 8,  with  family,  out in the sun,  in  wrong place.

The FIRST letters of each line spell out Patriot Day
The last letters spell out Boston race.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013

The root of the word Poetry is from the Greek ποιέω (poieō), “‘I
make’”). , poiesis, meaning a “making” or ‘creation’


Poetry is Everything


Christopher J. Jarmick is a Seattle based writer, very active in the Northwest Poetry Community. His latest book is called IGNITION; Poem Starters, Septolets, Statements & Double Dog Dares. Click on it to find out more about it.

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013


One comment

  1. Yay, the poem is everything, that everyone knows
    the writer is the vessal from which it flows
    The poet is the god of his/her world
    Upon which the flag is unfurled
    The field of white edges curled.

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