NaPoWriMo Prompt for April 20, 2017April 19, 2017
DAY 20 – NaPoWriMo Prompt for Thursday, April 20, 2017
“A poet’s work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
― Salman Rushdie
Welcome to Day 20. There is work to be done. Make it fun when you can.
Today’s prompt was suggested by Brendan McBreen
Write a poem which includes at least six homonyms, words which are pronounced the same but spelled different. Use as many as you can.
“Whatever the imagination seizes as Beauty must be truth -whether it existed before or not”
― John Keats
Prompt 18 was suggested by Brendan McBreen It suggested to Reinvent the wheel, write a poem that goes in a circle but takes you somewhere else. Begin and end the poem with the same line, however try to make it so the context of the poem changes the meaning of the first line by the time you get to the end.
Here’s what I wrote:
Not about a face in the mirror
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Twice, I have changed my reflection
‘the face and I’
What I see,
what you saw;
No matter how close to the truth of me
I sometimes get,
it’s a reflection
of what I think;
What I forget
what is faded and black and white
to you may still be vivid and in full color;
all a tale I weave
for an audience of one;
a concocted tale of partial truths,
a character sketch,
an implanted memory,
of some ugliness,
best to deny.
Twice, I have changed my reflection.