NaPoWriMo Day 8 – Prompt for April 8, 2015April 7, 2015
Welcome to Day 8 of NaPoWriMo. We’re one week in and the sprinters are dropping out and slowing down as we pace ourselves for WEEK 2 of NaPoWrimo. What’s the Wednesday challenge?
(Note: I posted the latest Northwest Poetry Update earlier today. )
DAY 8 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 8 2015
Let’s write a poem using Feminine Rhyme or double rhyme (sometimes also triple rhyme). Most often poems use masculine rhyme (cat, bat, rat . . .) Feminine Rhyme uses double or triple rhymes with the stress on the second to last rhyme. Examples: meeting, greeting, motion, ocean, exciting, inviting. You can use any rhyme scheme you’d like AA, ABA, ABAB etc. Choose your own theme or subject.
NAPOWRIMO PROMPT 6 POEMS
The prompt was river names. . .
Mean Creeks of New York
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Alplaus to Wynants Kill
the creeks and rivers of New York State.
Arthur, Basher, Batten, Beaver, and Bozen Kill
are not your Basic Creek(s),
or Neversink River(s).
And don’t Bash Bish or Sucker Brook me, you
Little Wappinger Cattaraugus Chautauqua Snake Creek Geek
or I’ll Brandy Brook, you through the Crooked Creek
of Bowery Pond and Fishkill, Catskill, Moses Kill, Sparkkill, Stony Kill, Saw Kill
Otter, Platte, Muddy, East, West Fresh Whortlekill you
and leave your carcass at
Bronx Kill even if I wind up in Sing Sing Brook.
I don’t give a Snook, Kaaterskill, Kill Van Kull, Lansing , Kline ,
Burnt Ship Creek, or Quackenkill about it either –-
no Sawyer, Shawangunk, Peekskill way.
Blame the Dutch, not Vito the Kinderhook from Little Italy
for all these Mean Creeks of New York.
They ain’t homicide sites, you Muscoot, Tonawanda, Waccabuc
Kille is the dutch word for a waterway.
Stick that in your Wallomsac, La Chute, Shekomeko!
(None of 50 actual River and Creek names of New York State were harmed in this poem.)
WD Poem a Day Prompt 6
Write a things are-not-as-they-appear poem
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Can’t win if you don’t play,
Not that one. . .
Oh you were so close.. .
Watch close this time,
have to pay attention
to everything all the time
and not be distracted
by any sleight of hand.
Note the longer pauses,
the fewer questions,
the lack of eye contact.
Three card Monty my heart.
Shouldn’t be so easy
Teresa’s Prompt 5 poem –
Write an Acrostic Poem with a religious or spiritual theme
A to Z
By Teresa Jarmick
Abraham walked with me to Sunday School
Because my dad wasn’t there to help me
Cross the street, look twice, wait for
Drivers to pass by the big
Eyed girl looking into
Furnas County like it held The
Harlan County held Grandma’s house
In hold your breath time
Just three of us, Grandma, mom
Making popcorn, watching tv black and white
Open doors screening bugs
Passing night breezes
Quiet time with Nancy Drew
Stitched pillowcase, now I lay me down to sleep
Taught me to pray
Under train rumble lullaby
Victim of comfort
Wishing dad would send