NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month Day 12 Prompt for Saturday April 12, 2014 Posted April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014

“The difference between the poet and the mathematician is that the poet tries to get his head into the heavens while the mathematician tries to get the heavens into his head.”
G.K. Chesterton


Welcome to Day 12 of the NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) challenge. As we get closer to the half-way mark, I encourage your efforts to make time to write a poem every day and have the confidence that the effort will reveal something about the writing process that you’ll benefit from, if not immediately, then in the near future. You learn craft by doing and participating.

The April 12th prompt.

Prompt: Favorite Movies

My obsession with movies leads to 12th day of NaPoWriMo birthday prompt. This year, let’s reference 3 to 5 of your favorite 10 movie in an unusual manner within a poem. At the end, let us know which movies you referenced in the poem—particularly important if your write is a bit mysterious and less obvious.

Yesterday’s Prompt 11 was to use at least 4 of 6 specific unusual
words in a poem.

Making a More Perfect World
By Christopher J. Jarmick

The fritillaries flittered about the
sculptured hedges
of the tasteful English garden
and proper tea was
served as euphonious music
from a classical string quartet
was played as if the world had been
had been transformed into
an anondynian, conflict free
politically correct heaven.
Cue the mise en abyme;
Anitpodes; he a brash young
New York stand-up comic, she a shoot from
the hip Australian filmmaker
whose love at first sight passion
raised the prurient ires of
the Bishop’s wife.
Before long, the serene mood
turned sour, a hornets nest of
vicious gossip fueled the jealousy of
the righteously intolerant.
But the antipodes were
already in procreation rehearsals
in a secret spot hidden within
the topiary maze.

I used all 6 prompt words: 1. euphonious (pleasing to the ear); 2. mise en abyme (French meez-ahn-ah-beem –placed in an abyss ); 3. prurient –( an unwanted arousal or interest in sex); 4. anodyne (unlikely to offend or upset anyone); 5. antipodes (diametrically opposite sides of the earth as in Australia to U.S. ); 6. fritillaries (type of butterfly).

Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2014

Keep writing!!!

Read more about National Poetry Month 2014 and NaPoWrimo in my 3 Part Series here:

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


Poetry is Everything



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