Saturday, April 24, 2010

NaPoWriMo #24: Odd Companions

Sage Cohen's prompt at Readwritepoem was to imagine someone in a place they wouldn't normally be, and use that to write a poem.

At this stage of the month, I am feeling all poemed out. And also, I have a lot of magazines to send out this weekend, and before I get together with the other helpers, I need to prepare a bunch of mailing labels, renewal notices etc., which is keeping me pretty busy. However, when inspiration totally fails to strike, I find the best thing to do is stick with the prompt if possible, otherwise I spend all my time sifting through and discarding too many different ideas.

So, I imagined the ringmaster of a circus in Parliament. Actually, it strikes me that Parliament is pretty much a three-ringed circus anyway, so perhaps this is not as unlikely as it seems - at least metaphorically.

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


Anonymous said...

I think this is the best description of Parliament I have ever read!

Kay Cooke said...

What an imaginative, riotous idea! Hilarious and well done.

J. D. Mackenzie said...

Catherine, we have much more in common than not, as your poem described well both our statehouse and our Congress. Colorful, visual, fine texture and movement. Bravo...

Anonymous said...

i love this right from the start:

the bells announce a division.
Lions to the left, horses to the right,
the lady bareback rider pirouetting as they leave,