Friday, April 30, 2010

NaPoWriMo #30: Not With a Bang but a Whimper

So - April 30 and I am really, really tired. Not so much due to the effort of writing a poem a day, but due to all the other stuff that I have been fitting the poetry writing around.

The April 29 prompt at Readwritepoem (which is April 30 here), was to be inspired by newspaper headlines. So, I looked at our local newspaper and found the headlines very uninspiring. So I went online to New Scientist instead - I have a subscription - and at least I got to catch up with some reading, something I've done little of this month. I jotted down quite a few of the headlines, and just strung some together, more or less, with a very small number of additional words of my own, to come up with this bit of nonsense. Given enough time to collect more headlines, and some more thought, the idea may even have possibilities - there are some pretty strange headlines there.

Not my favourite of the month, but I didn't want to stop one day short of the end.

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


vivienne blake said...

What a clever girl to knit all these together so seamlessly and still make sense. Terrific!

Kay Cooke said...

I love this! It's kind of jaunty and very surprising, refreshing and light, yet with an acerbic, political slant coming through as well (no doubt due to the newspaper headlines about our planet's poor health, space etc ...) Clever and successful - don't throw it out!

Well done to you too for making it through to the end. Quite an achievement - you especially so as you managed to write one every day (whereas I dropped 3 or 4 days in the middle and never caught them up).