Friday, 8 April 2016

NaPoWriMo Days 6 & 7

So much to do, so little time, racing to catch up …

The prompt for Day 6 was; a poem about food.

Such a huge subject that I didn’t know where to start. In the end, I thought about how different the food I eat today is from my childhood meals. When did ‘traditional British food’ start to change? A little trip down memory lane prompted this haiku:

Tradition destroyed
on the day Mum discovered
Vesta beef curry.


Day 7’s prompt was: write a Tritina

It’s a poem with 3 x 3 line stanzas + 1 final line.
It doesn’t have to rhyme, but uses 3 repeating end words in the pattern ABC, CAB, BCA, with all 3 end words appearing in the final line.
It felt more like doing a word puzzle than writing a poem, which is probably why I enjoyed doing it!

Universal child

When you last looked out at the night sky
And tried to count all the twinkling stars
Did you wonder who might be looking at you?

Was it possible another you
Was gazing up at a different sky
Seeking a sign of life among distant stars?

How many planets orbit the stars?
A number so vast it will astound you.
Sextillions of worlds, each with its own sky.

You are unique under this sky, but remember you were made from the stars.


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