#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Three


Sweet sixteen
does not last

come around…
make us women
and men

Good morning! Welcome to day three of #NaPoWriMo – tomorrow is someone’s birthday. Yes, my baby will stop being 16. I guess you can only hold onto sixteen for one year. Who would have thought?

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today’s prompt (optional as always), is inspired by our interview with Peter Davis. As he indicates there, his latest book is rooted in endlessly writing ideas for band names. Today, we challenge you to try this out yourself by writing a list poem in which all the items are made-up names. If band names don’t inspire, how about a list of titles for romantic novels? Or new television cop dramas? They can be as over-the-top as you like, because that’s (at least) half the fun. Happy writing!

My poem today is a septolet. I thought I’d go with a theme of seven for a seventeenth birthday. I actually played Jack & Diane for Gretchen yesterday and told her she needed to stop growing. What is with my children thinking they can get older? Rachael says Gretchen isn’t old. Rachael will be turning 20 in May. Apparently that is old because she will no longer be a teenager. 😉 I keep blaming Shawn because I was a pretty, young 17 when I met him. I met him, married, and look what happened – I grew old! So yeah, it’s definitely his fault.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed my poem isn’t a list poem, but I thought of the song thinking of band names. Speaking of over the top names, remember when John Mellencamp went by John Cougar Mellencamp? Yes, I’m old. My poem was also inspired by the PAD prompt at Writer’s Digest – write a stop poem. But I really don’t think my children are going to stop growing. Oh well, I try every year.

In other poetry news, I woke up to a nice email this morning. My poem, Pedernal, was posted on ekphrastic.net this morning.


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