Friday, April 23, 2010

NaPoWriMo #23

The latest prompt at Readwritepoem was a Wordle - it was my turn to contribute a prompt and I had been careful to do my best to "forget" the words I supplied, so that they would come to me fresh.

Given that they included words like "fierce" and "flinch" I thought my poem would tend towards the dark side. However today I attended my sons graduation, and much to my surprise I realised I could write a poem about the event and work nearly all of the words into it. (I missed out "emporium" - although I did use "auditorium" which sounds similar to me - and "dizzy". Perhaps I could have worked those in too, but I didn't want to force it).

As you will see, it is autumn here.

(All NaPoWriMo poems have now been removed for possible editing and submissions. Contact me if you would like to read them.)

(Words I used: squall, fierce, crow, pepper, rust, saffron, reverberate, flinch, tendril, tomorrow)

8 comments:

thelaughinghousewife said...

This is a lovely poem capturing a wonderful event.

Thanks for an inspiring prompt.

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thelaughinghousewife said...

This is a lovely poem capturing a wonderful event.

Thanks for an inspiring prompt.

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Dan Rako said...

Those bagpipes... so stirring, aren't they?

Nice work.

Eryl Shields said...

This is a marvellous evocation. I especially like the way you have woven the Latin in thus linking it to the whole history of learning.

namingconstellations said...

Congratulations both on the occasion and the way you incorporated the words into the piece... a poem makes an excellent graduation present. :)

cosmicmermaid said...

Wonderfully wrought. Love the "path peppered with rust coloured leaves." Uses the words nicely, and paints a beautiful picture! But I'm always partial to autumn leaves. :)

Derrick said...

A beautiful use of your prompt words for a very special occasion. And the latin is a skillful inclusion.

Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

I love how you focus on the details to paint the larger picture - your pride in a son's accomplishments. Always so much more effective than stating the obvious.