Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a response poem to another poem.
The PAD challenge is to write an appointments poem.
My Janus word for the A to Z Challenge is terrible which can mean formidable, or lousy.
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt inspired me to head over to ModPo on coursera to listen to and read some of the poems discussed there. In the resources section, I took a look at ModPo Plus (part 1) and found “Popcorn-can cover” by Lorine Niedecker.
In this succinct poem, Niedecker uses “mouse” as a verb which reminded me of Alana’s great rant poem the other day “Just saying” on Poem Dive.
I really love how Niedecker created this connection for me: an image of the cold, scritching and scratching a hole in the wall to squeeze its whiskered nose and furry body through. So for my response, I want to try a few of these to see if I can create some great imagery by turning a noun into a verb. Plus it will have to be a terrible verb that has an appointment. 😉
- Inflatable sea-turtle raft
launched from the terrible,
so she can
merganser all day
- Glittered Seahawks flip-flops
slipped under my soles
to cover my delicate skin
so those sneaky shards of glass
from last winter’s storm
can’t tiger-muskie in
- This shock gasp
squished into a swimsuit
has an appointment
with the chilly water
so the dread
can’t eagle down
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Shock gasp! I feel it! What little sparklers these are. And what a neat idea to emulate the noun-as-verb thing Niedecker does. You use that technique to really fresh, energetic effect. Thanks for the shout-out, too!
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Thank you. Hope my shout-out will mouse readers to your poem!