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NaPoWriMo Day 27 Prompt for Saturday, April 27, 2013 April 26

April 26, 2013

“Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties.” Bonnie Friedman

“It always comes back to the same necessity:
go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.” May Sarton

“One extends one’s limits only by exceeding them.” — M. Scott Peck

It’s the 27th day of NaPoWriMothe final four. What are you waiting for? Jump in and write some poems.

Prompt 27—I contend poetry is the most intimate of Arts. Often in its themes, voices, subjects and when it is performed for an audience it seeks honesty, it goes deep. Accept this premise and write a poem about the intimacy of poetry.

Prompt 25 suggested writing a poem about Trains.  here is mine:

Trains
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Across the mighty plain
Over majestic mountains
We travel by train
The rich with steamer trunks
The poor in clothes quite plain
We built new towns, carve out brand new lives
Braving cold, snow, and pelting rain
Building prosperous towns
Connecting past and future by train

Prospectors seeking personal gain
Immigrants claiming new land
All travel by train
The daring, the determined
The dreamers, even some who are insane
Building houses, playing cards, buying wives
Mining gold, harvesting grain
Fortunes made, fortunes lost
We come, we go, by train.

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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