Tuesday, April 3, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 3

Today’s prompt (optional as always), is inspired by our interview with Peter Davis. As he indicates there, his latest book is rooted in endlessly writing ideas for band names. Today, we challenge you to try this out yourself by writing a list poem in which all the items are made-up names. If band names don’t inspire, how about a list of titles for romantic novels? Or new television cop dramas? They can be as over-the-top as you like, because that’s (at least) half the fun.

I actually wrote my poem using some random book titles of V.C. Andrews, since there's a huge shelf of them sitting right next to me.

Shelf Reading

Some poems are Orphans,
intricate as Whitefern.
Twisted Roots of their lines
swinging ancient
Dollanganger synonyms,
a metaphorical pendulum
for Secrets in the Shadows;
bitter of winter
and awaiting April.

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