#NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Six


Always there
Filled with family
Where we feel whole

NaPoWriMo PromptFinally, here’s our daily (optional) prompt. Our prompt yesterday asked you to take inspiration from another poem, and today’s continues in the same vein. This prompt, which comes from Holly Lyn Walrath, is pretty simple. As she explains it here:

Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you. Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.

I encourage you to read Walrath’s full post, which has some other ideas for generating new poems based on pre-existing text.

Good afternoon and welcome to day six of #NaPoWriMo. Who here is unaware I love Star Trek? At the beginning of the pandemic I was forced to watch episode seven of Picard a few times so the entire family knew what was going on before continuing the season. It was a huge sacrifice on my part. 😉 Actually according to Gretchen, it is rather cruel of me because it happens to be the episode Hugh dies. But that isn’t my fault. So when asked to find a line in a book I love…

“Ardani. That’s Kelu for home.” p. 316 The Dark Veil James Swallow

And yes, I was busy watching all the First Contact Day videos on startrek.com yesterday. I finished up with yesterday’s prompt at the perfect time to catch most of it live.

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