Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NaPoWriMo Day #12

The prompt over at NaPoWriMo is:
Today, I challenge you to write your own index poem. You could start with found language from an actual index, or you could invent an index, somewhat in the style of this poem by Thomas Brendler. Happy writing!

I am loving National Poetry Writing Month this year!  I haven't had time, at all, to visit any of my favorite blogs or comment much on anything.  I've barely kept my head up posting my own poems, plus my Month of Favorite Poetry.  But this is how my evening looks tonight:

I actually made my poem from the index inside this book.  It's really just a long list of poem titles strung together.  I inserted a word here and there to better connect things.  But, mostly, it's a list of titles taken from the index.  I like the turnout.

I've Lost Myself Again

So lonely am I,
this night of no moon.
My heart, thinking,
I have loved thirty by three:
To love someone,
a thing which fades.
I wonder:  Is there no way for us to meet again?
Recklessly...from darkness,
like a silk worm weaving,
the stars have given me:
Autumns bright moon
in the sky, clearest blue;
a blue coat, the taxi, a slow rain,
dark song, childhood lineage
and strange men in the city.

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