Class sings Happy Birthday
She’s not invisible today
Good Morning! Welcome back to #NaPoWriMo day four. Gretchen’s birthday is today and despite her gloomy nature her teachers are going to be happy for her. I heard her math teacher said Happy Birthday loud enough for the whole class to hear and they sang to her. Her life as she knows it is over.
NaPoWriMo Prompt – And now for our (optional) daily prompt. Our craft resource today focuses on the use of concrete nouns and specific details, using the idea of “putting a dog in it.” Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! For example, you could have a poem about sadness that describes that emotion as “a rowboat tethered with fishing line to a willow that leans over a pond. Rainwater collects in the bottom, and mosquito eggs.” Concrete details like those can draw the reader in and let them imagine the real world where your abstract ideal or feeling happens. Happy writing!
Cake and ice cream
Wish blowing out candles
Party with family and friends
The real world is the first poem, but I had a hard time describing a birthday in misery until I thought about Eeyore.