I know you love me but if you follow me I'll love you too!

Thursday, 29 April 2010

NaPoWriMo 2010 Day 29

NAPOWRIMO 2010 DAY 29
FRONT PAGE NEWS

You’re almost there, and inspiration for your next to the last NaPoWriMo poem is at your fingertips! D.S. Apfelbaum recalls what William Carlos Williams once wrote, “It is difficult/ to get the news from poems,” but asks, “Who says you can’t get poems from the news?”

For this prompt, choose your favorite newspaper or online news provider. Jot down five to ten headlines that jump out at you and without reading the articles, select elements from each headline to create a new event about which your poem reports.

Alternately, let short-format sections inspire you. Write a poem in the form of an obituary, a personal ad, a classified ad, etc. (Bonus points if you can pull off a poem in the form of a crossword puzzle.)

HERE'S MINE:

THE SAME
stumbling blocks
bridges to cross
rivers to ford
fences to climb hurdles to jump
taxes to pay
mouths to feed
idiots to appease
battles to fight wars to win
as we had yesterday...
29042+10
PROPER JOE'S

11 comments:

  1. And now, the weather - oh, no change there either.
    So you can forget about -
    Washing to dry
    fair skin to tan
    barbecues to light...

    Nice one Andy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks vivinfrance!

    Hi Stan,
    Umbrella's to unfold
    dishes to wash
    books to read
    other fish to fry...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love it!! Especially the "idiots to appease" succint and so true

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm not appeasin' idiots no more!

    ReplyDelete
  5. A wonderful take on the prompt! And so true. It all seems to be the same from one day to the next.

    ReplyDelete
  6. yes
    manufactured contention =)

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete

.Posts over eight days old will go to comment moderation - all genuine comments good bad or indifferent will eventually be published. Spam will be deleted. Many thanks for visiting today.