April has been as busy as can be. Maybe next year NaPoWriMo will work out for me. Until then I have this lament:
The prompt for NaPoWriMo for the 29th was to write a poem with lines that began with the words “I remember” and see where it takes you. This is where it took me:
You never know what wonderful things you will hear on public radio.
After a trip to New England recently, I began to remember black fly season. Inspiration comes from strange places.
The prompt for day 25 of NaPoWriMo was to write a poem beginning with a line from another poem. I was going to skip it, and then all of a sudden, this popped in to my head. Thank you to Ogden Nash for his poem, “The Jellyfish”.
The NaPoWriMo prompt for yesterday, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, was to write a sonnet. So here is my first sonnet:
Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer Prize winning author. This poem is a lovely example. You can read more in her beautiful book, Dog Songs.
Another Monday, another flight. But because its Poetry Month, this travel day generated a poem.
Ogden Nash is one of my all time favorite poets. Poems of his like this role around in my head all day long, every day. So this is probably just the beginning of my treatments of Mr. Nash’s most brilliant word play. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.