Piecing the Mess Together
Sleep in for a second day
put on a pot of coffee
share Shakespearean sonnet
and read about #redinstead
Arrange puzzle pieces
stress out about finding jeans
to bring your outfit together
Finally alone in the house
How long will it last?
NaPoWriMo Prompt Day 2 – Today’s prompt (optional, as always) is based on this poem by Claire Wahmanholm, which transforms the natural world into an unsettled dream-place. One way it does this is by asking questions – literally. The poem not only contains questions, but ends on a question. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that similarly resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends.
Good morning and welcome to day 2 of NaPoWriMo also #NationalAutismAwarenessDay. Gretchen has asked everyone to wear #redinstead today. Also if you click on the link to the NaPoWriMo.net site, you’ll see the poetry video is in German today. Naturally I had to share it with my little German teacher. As it was another late start today, my peace and quiet will not last long.
4 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo Day 2 2019”
Hi there. I’d been struggling with this prompt. Wasn’t sure if I would diligently go the full April poetry ride this year. Leastways, you gave me inspiration today. Have a good day.
Thank you, Benita. I look forward to reading your poem.
I’ve got it done now but it’s one of those where I wish I’d gone for some grand thing. How silly of me. But the darn health so there are questions that stay with one.
As Maureen said yesterday, save the editing for May.