Today’s new word:
nyctalopia n. night blindness.
Write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.
It’s two for Tuesday
- Write a catch poem. Catch a cold, a ball, a fish, or someone’s eye.
- Write a release poem. Release your anger, a ball, a fish, or someone’s head (from a head lock while wrestling, of course).
Catch and Release
Catch a nympholepsy for the mundane
the light switch, the space heater, the ceiling fan
Release disinterest, boredom and shame
Catch a glimpse of the unknown
in the spiders’ webs that cling to the walls
Release dust while opening and retying the curtains
Catch my breath when I discover the long lost piece
of something I threw out long ago
Release carbon dioxide and stress with each breath
Catch nyctalopia while remembering the times spent
enjoying it before I lost that piece
Release regret, expectation and need
Catch fire with a new idea
Collect the mundane, your mundane
and turn it to gold
Release preconceived notions, cultural norms, and beauty ideals
Today’s poetry book for inspiration is Hourglass Museum by Kelli Russell Agodon.