Here’s my contribution for Day 6 of the Poem a Day Challenge. It draws from a strange childhood fascination–a small poster on a fence which I could read, but which seemed to make no sense at all. That fascination was, actually, an early manifestation of my interest in poetry–the multiple implications of words and the meanings that lurk among them.
We are nearing the end of the Poem a Day challenge on Robert Lee Brewer’s blog. It has been an interesting experience. I will either continue with my own prompts or find another community. You are certainly welcome to join me by posting in the comments.
Today’s prompt at PAD is to write a poem about giving birth. Click on the link to add your own. You can join in any time.
Today’s challenge is to write a collection poem. Not everyone collects things, but a glance around our house would tell you that my husband and I do. He does it in a more organized way. My gatherings are distinctly haphazard.
Click on the link to go to Robert Lee Brewer’s blog and read the contributions of others. Then, add your own.
Today’s challenge on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog is to write an Opposite poem, using a previous challenge post as its basis. If you have not been participating, you can scan the previous prompts on the blog and take the opposite point of view, choose a poem by a famous poet and write a contrary reply, or do the same with a poem of your own. I looked over the poems I have written for the challenge this year and decided to use the one I wrote yesterday, “The Truth About Art.” I wrote “Lies About Art.”
To read a fascinating collection of replies to this prompt, click on the link, and then, if you feel inspired, add one of your own. Anybody can join in the fun. You have to register for the blog to post, but it’s very easy.
My day 21 poem is late. I spent yesterday shopping. It is a song title poem. If you have a playlist with a lot of song titles, choose five in order and turn the titles into a poem. Unfortunately, my YouTube lists are mostly videos about how to do things and clips of funny animals and my work music just includes things like sonatas, overtures, and symphonies. They have inspiring titles like #9 and #44.
I do have some favorites on YouTube with titles. I am addicted to the spiritual and the peculiar, and even better if both. Shape note music, Buddhist chants, Native American music, and a few odd folk-ish songs from the late 60s and early 70s are marked as favorites on my channel, I chose five of those.
Click on the link to read works of other on the Poetic Asides blog.