Na/GloPoWriMo Day 30: Final Challenge, try your hand at a minimalist poem. What’s that? Well, a poem that is quite short, and that doesn’t really try to tell a story, but to quickly and simply capture an image or emotion
Day 29 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019 : Today’s challenge is to blend these concepts into your own work, by producing a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquility, on an emotion you have felt powerfully
if I smile more and dress in pasty oatmeal colors
and hold open doors
and let everyone else pass through
and thank them for the chance
to serve them, to help them, to be there for them
One day I will fit in.
Maybe if I walk slower
and think slower
and give up my favorite spot
under the shady tree where me and my dog rest
after our long walks
and scuttle and hustle behind everybody else instead
Day 26 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019: Today’s (optional) prompt is centered around repetition. Repetition is at the heart of the rhetorical strategy of “Duplex.” We engage with it daily in the choruses of songs, and it’s long been recognized as one of the ways to keep a listener’s attention and create a sense of satisfaction or closure in spoken or written language, whether that language takes the form of a speech or a poem or even a comedy routine. Many forms of poetry expressly require or rely on repetition – for example, the villanelle or pantoum.
This is the truth and nothing but the truth so help me God: