#NaPoWriMo Day One

Strange animation
Distracts me from daily chores
House in disarray

NaPoWriMo Prompt Day Oneour daily prompt (optional, as always)! Sometimes, writing poetry is a matter of getting outside of your own head, and learning to see the world in a new way. To an extent, you have to “derange” yourself – make the world strange, and see it as a stranger might. To help you do that, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by this animated version of “Seductive Fantasy” by Sun Ra and his Arkestra. If you don’t feel after watching it a little bit like the top of your head’s been taken off, and your thoughts given a good stir – well, maybe you are already living in a state of heightened poetic awareness!

Good morning and welcome to the first day of #NaPoWriMo 2021. Okay I actually started the laundry before working on the poem so it wasn’t a big distraction. Gretchen was working on poem #2 for her poetry class last night and it came with some weird instructions. The piece had to be grammatically correct and be senseless. This was proving to be difficult for her – not the grammatically correct part since Mom was an English major both my children have grown up speaking and writing proper grammar but the senseless part… Yeah her professor remarked her first poem read like a TED talk. And then this morning Maureen shares this video. As you can see, Mom doesn’t do well with senseless either.

The #haikuchallenge word today is busy and I used this as inspiration for that one as well.

Derange thought patterns
Busy writing poetry
Whimsical opus

Silly
April Fool’s Day
Seductive Fantasy
Rationale takes flight of fancy
Senseless

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