Today’s new word:
quires n. 1. a set of 24 uniform sheets of paper. 2. Bookbinding . a section of printed leaves in proper sequence after folding; gathering.
National Poetry Writing Month prompt:
Yesterday’s poem, Little Bee, is the featured poem on NaPoWriMo today. So exciting. Thank you.
Write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words in alphabetical order, or you could write one in which each line begins with a word that follows the order of the alphabet. This is a prompt that lends itself well to a certain playfulness.
Writer’s Digest April PAD (poem a day) challenge:
Write a license poem.
Now I lay me
calcium can’t conquer
dull drunks don’t drown
effervescent ellipses emit
illicit illness insists
jerking jolting jarring jog
killing kiln kicks
obsess over oddities
plentiful patience, peeking peepers
quires quell quips
under urban upper-crust
vaulting value vanishes virtues
wintered wandering wonderment
Today’s poetry book for inspiration is A Trio of Tolerable Tales by Margaret Atwood.