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NaPoWriMo Day 26 Prompt for Friday, April 26, 2013 April 25

April 25, 2013

“Our bodies are garbage heaps: we collect experience, and from the decomposition of the thrown-out eggshells, spinach leaves, coffee grinds, and old steak bones out of our minds, come nitrogen, heat, and very fertile soil. Out of this fertile soil bloom our poems and stories. But this does not come all at once. It takes time. Continue to turn over and over the organic details of your life until some of them fall through the garbage of discursive thoughts to the solid ground of black soil.” — Natalie Goldberg

“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
— Erica Jong

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain

Prompt 26– Parody! Take a poem you like (perhaps a classic, well known poem) and parody it. Share the original (or link to it if available).

Prompt 24—use a recognizable iconic type image or two in a unique way in a poem. Here’s mine:

Francis of the playground
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Pope Francis
is on the playground
arms straight out
with Hitchcock’s mad crows
perched on nearly available spot.
They are calm.
Purring.
Tippi and the children
Safe.

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’

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Poetry is Everything

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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

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