#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day Six


Blue Angels over Litchfield Park Photographer Shawn Hosking

Fly By

Luke days coincides with art in the park

Bring Back Buddy plays ‘50s rock-n-roll music
as the Blue Angels fly overhead

One shot
jets between the American and Arizona flags

Good morning! Welcome to day six of #NaPoWriMo. This is another cherita. I’ve notice the form is suppose to tell a story with 3 stanzas – 1 line, 2 lines and 3 lines. No where have I seen a formula for the length of the lines so I thought it would be a good form to play with long and short lines together. When Shawn and I went to the concert at the Wigwam in March, Luke days was also happening. Shawn was able to capture the Blue Angels between the flags. Then I took our date selfie pic. Shawn said I should have told him; we could have timed it to get the jets in the selfie. I think he is getting cocky with his photography skills.

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And last but not least, here is our prompt for the day (optional, as always). Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two. You might break to emphasize (or de-emphasize) sounds or rhymes, or to create a moment of hesitation in the middle of a thought. Looking for inspiration? You might take a look at this poem by Lorine Niedecker, this poem by Stanley Kunitz, or this one by Amiri Baraka.

Since the prompt grew from Alberto Rios’ thoughts on the poetic line, and he was Arizona’s first poet laureate I thought this would make a good story. And because the #haikuchallenge word today is sing

Blue Angels fly by
Band sings fifties rock-n-roll
Both spectacular

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