NaPoWriMo Day 10

All the way to Z
Better stop before brain is

NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always): Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Okay three years ago in this very room, I wrote an abecedarian. It took several hours and I swore never again. To prevent coprolalia I stuck to ABC. I almost claimed clinomania to avoid the prompt completely. But I finally was able to avoid catalectic failure with this handy webpage. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to drink some water to make sure my brain isn’t smoldering.

Birthday Abecedarian

Birthday Girl Abecedarian

Birthday Girl


Birthday girl

Come out

Delight in

Eleven years

Full of fun

Greet the day


It’s finally here

Jump for joy

Kick up your heels

Let’s celebrate and

Make merry

No frowns


Pouting faces

Quelle Surprise!

React with a


To presents



We wished

XX many more

Years – perhaps eleven



April 4, 2012 The prompt for this besides writing an abecedarian was to use two foreign words/phrases.  I was able to work in three.  My Little One is a huge Doctor Who fan; therefore, the opening phrase was a no brainer.  I think she enjoyed turning 11, because Matt Smith is her favorite doctor.  She just finished reading her fourth Doctor Who media tie-in novel.  I was talking to her about it this morning on the walk to the bus stop.  The one she just finished was about daleks.  She said it ended well not cheesy like the ending of the previous one with the Doctor and Clara visiting the U.S.

Luckily the school’s book fair is this week.  She has already been and has new books to read.  Her birthday – 13! is in ten days maybe it’s a good time to get a 5th tie-in novel.