NapoWriMo Day 9

p.103 Stardust by: Neil Gaiman

p.103 Stardust by: Neil Gaiman

Glittering Dust

lump of mud
the star, the girl
a numbskull, a coxcomb
unwound silver chain and slipped it
around girl’s slim wrist
stared up beyond outrage
Taking you home
violently wick afloat
the candle flame flared
illuminating the girl
chain unbreakable
the candle went out

NaPoWriMo Prompt – Our prompt for the day (optional, as always) plays of our resources. Today, I challenge you to write a visual poem. If that’s not specific enough, perhaps you can try your hand at a calligram? That’s a poem or other text in which the words are arranged into a specific shape or image. You might find inspiration in the famous calligrams written by Guillaume Apollinaire. And a word to the wise — the best way to cope with today’s exercise may well be to abandon your keyboard, and sit down with paper and pen (and maybe crayons or colored pencils or markers!)

Did someone say color? I can do this. An erasure poem from p. 103 Stardust by: Neil Gaiman. I tried getting the words off the page in the shape of a star, but I couldn’t seem to get the formatting to work. As it looks now, it reminds me of a keyhole.