A Picture Poem for Spring...
And, I am officially behind!
NaPoWriMo, Day eight is late, but such is fate!
I did a week - a full week! - and then..... Playing catch-up:( No pressure; it's all good:) I do have a bunch of partially written poems, though.
This poem is a variation on the Oulipost prompt from day 9, which I did for my Day 8 poem, thereby making it a day early:) Ha! Instead of newspaper, I used the flyers...
Don't miss this great deal
Always more for less
Shop this weekend
Limited time offer
I want that
No interest, no payments ...
.... For up to 12 months
Or your money back.
Hope Floats Anyway
NaPoWriMo, Day 7:
Hope Floats Anyway
Afloat, afar and away -
an angry balloon bursts,
Coasting clearly down,
Evil eats Everything & erodes, entering efficiently even when I
Fight for freedom from forces forever favouring the favoured, flavoured with fortunate fate.
The fight gets going & I'm greeted by grey ghosts gathering graciously in hopeful homes inhabited happily & hungrily by hideous heroes who hear holiness in idiots & ingrates, incessantly judging,
joining in Kindred kahoots.
We long for love lost,
Mourn for mornings of memories; of misty maybes through a mostly murky mayhaim of mindless,
Non-existent nonsense - Nevermind.
Others Only over-obsess obnoxiously, otherwise
Poor pretty perfect people possibly
Questioning -quos; Quasimodo
Rock stars sailing & soaring atop, too tall towers.
Terrible tragedies & truths torment us.
Wisdom-seekers wandering willfully
Extracting & exuding extra-hope, yakking & yapping, yelling & yawning, the yea-Sayers of yesterday have
#TinkerSketch prompt was clouds. It was challenging to write my poem, today. I just played around with alliteration & the alphabet -- ooh, an Abecedarian Alliteration Attempt! -- hey, it counts for a full week:)
NaPoWriMo, Day 6 (Apr. 6, 2014)
Little minions all the same
do this do that play the game
All my bidding shall be done
Go here go there run run run
One eye big and two eyes small
Either will do when you're not very tall
Hey there minion, what's with your pants?
They're different than the rest of the ants'!
Little blue polkadots... wait! what? polkadots?
You can't be you when I'm calling the shots!
You shall color your pants solid
like every other Sam and Sid
Hear the Funky Rap Version cuz there's an App for that! http://www.smule.com/p/181670034_37425559
The Story Behind the Poem:
#TinkerSketch Prompt was Polka Dots and I saw this lovely image on FaceBook, and made a protocol with toilet paper tubes, which is as fine as any method for using up the rolls! And then, whilst eating a Kinder Egg, inspiration struck, thus the result being better than the actual toy:)
NaPoWriMo, Day 5:
Today, I thought I'd give an actual Poetry prompt a go and it went...
NaPoWriMo Prompt: Today I challenge you to write a “golden shovel.” This form was invented by Terrance Hayes in his poem, The Golden Shovel. The last word of each line of Hayes’ poem is a word from Gwendolyn Brooks’ poem We Real Cool. You can read Brooks’ poem by reading the last word of each line of Hayes’ poem! (In fact, you can do so twice, because Hayes, being ultra-ambitious, wrote a two-part golden shovel, repeating Brooks’ poem). Now, the golden shovel is a tricky form, but you can help keep it manageable by picking a short poem to shovel-ize.
#TinkerSketch Challenge --> collage
Extra Bonus Poem (Yesterday's Prompt, a Lune, which is a form of the Haiku - 3 words, 5 words, 3 words):
Eensy peensey pieces
cut out from a magazine,
What'll it be?
When the explanation about the poem's origins are longer than the poem itself....
NaPoWriMo2014, ,Day 4:
Everything but the Poem
NaPoWriMo, Day 3:
#TinkerSketch Prompt --> Draw to Music
SO I played a little Dittie on My Beautiful Piano (simply because I couldn't decide what music I wanted to draw to)....
Make some music make some noise
Forget about neighbours forget about poise
Blow a whistle bang a drum
Guitar or ukulele go ahead, strum
Get up and dance move your dancing feet
It's all good says Blue Cat Pete!
Move like a kid give it a whirl
Skip, hop or even twirl
Get some paper any will do
Even an old receipt that you already threw
The sky's the limit get out your pens,
Crayons can give your soul a cleanse
NaPoWriMo, Day 2:
I think I will base my poems on my doodles & sketches from @Tinkerlab's Instagram Doodle-a-Day Challenge. I also incorporated @Idearoom's Instagram Photo-a-Day prompt. Things just sort of come together. Today, I read a story to some Kindergarten kids & there was an owl in it. I also did some yoga with 1/2's & we were trees. Then we danced. Oh, how we danced! (It's called DPA, Daily Physical Activity.)
I LOVE THE ARTS:)
NaPoWriMo, Day 1:
The story of my poem:
Last night, I watched, 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.' (* a Super Cool show - see bottom for more about this.) Today happens to be April 1st, the beginning of National Poetry Month and the NaPoWriMo - 30 poems in 30 days Challenge. I came across 'alliteration' at school (I am a supply teacher). My Instagram Doodle-A-Day Sketchbook challenge by @TinkerLab is Circles. All of this came together to serve as my 'prompt' for Day 1.
Dance of Life
Billions of barely visible - and, even then, only with a Very Powerful Microscope (or a VPM) -
Smaller than small dancing circles
Make up life.
They circle and dance
And divide and live and die
And change or die
LIVELY; they dance together and become greater than one tiny circle;
More alive and afloat, armed with allies in this Awesome dance.
Rough Drafts -->
* About Cosmos:
Like the legendary original series by Carl Sagan, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, it is the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the series will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. It will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, such as theCosmic Calendar and The Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder and weaving science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.
Today is a great day to create a great day.
This site is my attempt at gathering all of my creativity that I have strewn about out 'there'....
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