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NaPoWriMo National Poetry Writing Month Day 28 Prompt for Monday April 28, 2014 Posted April 27, 2014

April 27, 2014

“Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.”
Carl Sandburg

Welcome to Day 28 of the NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) challenge. We’re on the homestretch with the finish line in sight. You might even want to keep going beyond it! Jump in and write a few poems, it’s not too late.

Below the next prompt/challenge you’ll find what I wrote for Day 27.

THE PROMPT for Monday, April 28th, 2014

Prompt 28 – Translate a Poem from a language you do not know.
Yep an odd prompt for you today. Look at some text in a foreign language that you do not speak and pretend that the text is a poem that you are translating into English. Whatever the text inspires you to write is your poem. Have fun!

Here’s what I wrote for Prompt 27

Prompt 27 suggested you write a poem using several names of cities and towns in a particular state.

I used 65 actual city or town names of Pennsylvania in this poem.

PENNSYLVANIA
By Christopher J. Jarmick

Yoe! There really was a bet involving intercourse
witnessed at the Wolfdale Wormleysburg Woodside Inn
on who the winners of the blue ball game
between the Balltown Hokendauquas and my beloved
Hometown Hydes would be
(televised on the Telescope, Media networks).

We drank our Torpedo
enjoyed our heated slate lick speers (fresh from Turtle Lake)
and watched the climax from our
scalp level section eighty four, Jerome, slippery rock box seats.

Fear Not, and don’t Panic, Irwin Kane, this Kutztown Lanhorne
was not engaging in just any Jim Thorpe, Jonestown,
Leechburg, New Beaver Experiment conjured by the
King of Prussia on the Jersey Shore while playing Uno.
You can just Nanty Glo your Peach Bottom
back to Moscow or better yet Mars if you think
I’ve a Paxtang Perryopolis for anyone but my
Sinking Spring, Shinglehouse wife.

Go Quiggleville your bag of Possum Hollow.
I hired a trainer, bought new spring mount pillows and intend to
be a spry skippack as I defy moon gravity in my Shoemakersville
skyline view spring House and reach paradise.

I realize my bird in hand desire might not be satiated;
For if I were to lose this bet, I must finish the Corner Store
Beverly Hills, California Bath Addition.

Wish me Loyalslockville and Porkey
Honeybrook Jacobus that my Hometown Hydes win.

(All of these town, small city names that I used in the poem really exist and included: Yoe, Wolfdale Wormleysburg Woodside, Intercourse, Blue Ball , Balltown Hokendauqua , Hometown, Hyde, Telescope, Torpedo, Slate Lick, Speers, Climax, Scalp Level , Eighty Four, Slippery Rock, Media, Jerome, Turtle Lake, Fear Not, Panic, Irwin, Kane , Kutztown, Lanhorne, Jim Thorpe, Jonestown, Leechburg, New Beaver Experiment , King of Prussia, Jersey Shore,Uno, Nanty Glo, Peach Bottom, Moscow, Mars , Paxtang, Perryopolis,Sinking Spring, Shinglehouse , Quiggleville Possum Hollow, Trainer, Spry, Skippack,Moon, Spring Mount, Pillows , Gravity, Shoemakersville, Skyline View, Spring House, Paradise, Bird in Hand, Desire, Corner Store,Beverly Hills, California Bath Addition, Loyalslockville, Porkey, Honeybrook, Jacobus ).

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’

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Poetry is Everything

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