NaPoWriMo Day 8

Desperate Poet

Housewife ran out of ink
Dishes cleaned on the spot
Hardly time to catch a wink
Desperate poet she is not


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NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now, without further ado, our prompt (optional as always) for Day Eight: today I challenge you to write a palinode. And what’s that? It’s a poem in which the poet retracts a statement made in an earlier poem. You could take that route or, if you don’t have an actual poetically-expressed statement you want to retract, maybe you could write a poem in which you explain your reasons for changing your mind about something. It could be anything from how you decided that you like anchovies after all to how you decided that annoying girl was actually cool enough that you married her.

This is my first retraction poem. Is it obvious I’d love to catch a wink? One day past a week into April and I write about actually doing chores! What am I thinking? Of equal mystery, I was looking at my media library for a picture and stumbled across the one above. I know I didn’t take it and cannot remember who/what I may have shared with the picture, but it works for today’s prompt. I was a lucky winner of A.F. Stewart’s ebook Colours of Poetry. I’ll write a review after I read it. And on Monday April 13th the How Writers Write Poetry 2015 MOOC starts. More poetry in April – yippee!

Before the end of the month I may be wishing my pen was out of ink or my readers maybe. We’ll see what happens. My husband already posted a risque haiku on Facebook today. I’m sure the temptation will hit me before the month is through.


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