Day 1 – Napowrimo challenge (or how to make a fool of yourself online!)
As promised, warned, threatened; here is my attempt at the Napowrimo challenge, to write a poem every day for the whole of April.
In the name of creativity, I sacrifice my virtual ‘street cred’. Actually, as I’ve not yet earnt a shred of street cred, I guess there’s nothing to lose and everything, in terms of developing my poetry skills, to gain.
I ask of my non-poet friends; be kind, and bear with me.
I ask any poets out there, to be harsh.
Any advice or guidance will be welcomed.
I need all the help I can get!
Day 1 Prompt 1;
“In honor of today’s interviewee, I’d like to challenge you to write a Kay-Ryan-esque poem: short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and, if you can manage to stuff it in, a sharp little philosophical conclusion.”
The walk to school
‘tho puddles soak
our hasty feet.
Perfect make-up runs
but then I see
your innocent glee,
finding a worm, squirm
on the path.
The bird on highest
the roll call
as we scuttle past.