NaPoWriMo21 Day 20 – Write a sijo, a traditional Korean poetic form with three lines of 14-16 syllables each, and each line consisting of two parts. The first line sets up an inquiry or discussion, the second line continues the discussion, and the third line resolves it with a “twist” or surprise. Prompt from NaPoWriMo.net.
My first new poem since the end of April’s NaPoWriMo challenge. Peace to your ♥!
On Seeing Ornaments for Sale at Sam’s Club More than Three Months Before Christmas (2020)
Pre-pandemic, I’d have grumped and griped, “It’s only September 2nd—cripes!” But being sick of covid-19, I don’t feel up to making a scene. Whatever. I give the merest shrug. It’s all I can muster. Blah humbug.
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. Since I’m not feeling expansive at the moment, I’m instead posting a visual poem I worked on yesterday [an audio description can be found here] and also including the link for an ode to summer I composed years ago for a contest. Written in the flowery language of a traditional ode, it fits the prompt pretty well, I think. Peace to your ♥ !
Serendipity! I woke up with an idea for a concrete poem, and the prompt for the day is to write a concrete poem. It’s another pandemic poem, though; I certainly didn’t think I would be writing so often about it. Peace to your ♥ ! [An audio description of this poem can be found here.]
NaPoWriMo20 Day 9 - Write a concrete poem. Thank you to Maureen Thorson at NaPoWriMo.net for the prompt.
In yesterday’s post I wrote that poetry can give people something to focus on other than what’s going on in their own lives, yet offered up a pandemic poem. Apologies again, as today’s prompt led me in the same direction. Still, tomorrow is another day, as Scarlett O’Hara famously said in Gone With the Wind (though I hope none of my poems is as depressing as I found the movie to be). Peace to your ♥!
The Christophers have as their motto, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” During this dark time of the coronavirus pandemic, NaPoWriMo is a lovely candle to keep lit. Good poetry has power, and even not-so-good poetry (such as one might write given only a day to compose :) ) gives both writer and reader something else to focus on.
Credit for the title goes to my third daughter, whose artwork (see above) also appears in two other NaPoWriMo images I created for this year. She may not be the only one to have come up with quarantime, but she’s the only one I know about. Peace to all ♥s!