Today’s new word:
maypop n. 1. the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S. 2. the plant itself. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.
National Poetry Writing Month prompt:
Write your own dramatic monologue. It doesn’t have to be quite as serious as Browning or Shakespeare, of course, but try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the “speaker” of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem.
Writer’s Digest April PAD (poem a day) challenge:
Write a prediction poem. Make a prediction. Write about another person’s correct or incorrect prediction. Or, you know, be unpredictable.
Come into my parlor
Let me light your way
What is the burning question
That suffers you today?
For that, an easy answer
I can see here in your palm
When you see a maypop
Your true love will come along
But what is this?Let go my hand.
Stop this. Let me go!
Your touch, it burns my skin
There’s something more you desire to know
I see a coming conception
A joining of two worlds
A calculated abomination
A new hell on earth unfurled
Your union is a combination
Of demonic and divine
At this you reveal your real question
“Where is the other kind?”
Today’s poetry book for inspiration is Hum (ALA Notable Books for Adults) by Jamaal May.