Lot of predictions being made right now and always about just about everything. I loved picking the "question in a song" from Amy Kay Poetry's prompt today for National Poetry Month. I picked Third Eye Blind's "How's It Gonna Be?". Here's my answer to their question in the form of a poem.
Around 3 pm I got a migraine. I managed to keep working and after work had to lay down. I think too much screen time so you get another short and sweet.
Prompt from Amy Kay Poetry on Instagram (not me!!) is to write a collum lune poem which is a simple form poem of 3 lines, first line three words, second line is five words, and the third line is three words. She then gave helpful instructions to go get a book, turn to page 22 and use the 3rd or 4th word in my poem. The word I found was "barbarian". I was thinking about who seems foreign to me as if they are from a different world and I happen to peruse the internet and see some acquaintances of mine express doubt about climate change. That person may as well be speaking "barbar". I don't understand them.
Any Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman fans out there? In the 90s, that show was one of my favorites. Since then, I've grown in my understanding of tropes, representation, and Native American rights and I definitely have critiques. That being said, the character "Sully", played by Joe Lando, was my little 10 year old crush. I thought he was so handsome and daring and righteous. Though not my "first love" or even my "first crush", I think Byron Sully deserves a good ode. Byron, did you catch that? The characters first name was revealed to be Byron. I love it.
Shout out to Amy Kay Poetry on Instagram (This is not me! I'm not referring to myself in the third person!!) for the prompt.
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Shout out to Amy Kay Poetry for an other fabulous prompt. It's a true confession to a lie I remember telling. It was all so confusing and in the end, I felt like that's what it was.
Back to the farm we go - thanks in part to the prompt for today from Amy Kay Poetry. Her prompt "what delights you and the places that you long for? What qualifies as paradise in your eyes."
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The prompt again was from Amy Kay Poetry on Instagram. The charge was to go find a social media account that posted "overheard" statements. I chose to go to twitters OverheardMpls and I got a good one.
It's April Fool's Day and also the first day of National Poetry Month so I thought I'd get a little silly and serious. Shout out to AmyKayPoetry on instagram and her poetry prompt today "Write a Self-Potrait As....". Second shout out to google for the autofill. I typed in "I'm a..." and I got "banana" as one of the responses. Here's what you get:
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I am processing spending 40 hours a week staring at faces in a screen.
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My poetry challenge today was to write a response to a poem I'd written in the past. I went pretty far back. Over a year ago, it was late February and I was thinking about having guests over. What a difference a year makes.
It's a comforting thought for me.
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No matter what kind of butter. Coconut butter, sun butter, peanut butter, dairy butter. Nothing better than butter.
Are you familiar with blackout poetry? You just "black out" the parts of the original text that you don't want to keep to create a poem. It can be complete different subject matter, the same subject matter, whatever you want. I tried it using Wikipedia's article on Wisconsin today. Let me know what you think.
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Here's a poem that appreciates something we get every day.
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The prompt I selected for today is really a prompt I do often "write about something mundane". I chose flossing.
I'm using another prompt from Amy Kay Poetry on instagram again! Today I selected "write a letter to your heart".
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Shout out to another Amy Kay who writes poems, Amy Kay of #amykaypoetry on instagram (not me!). She recently posted some poetry prompts to "help us get through this strange time" and I picked one of her prompts for my poem today. The prompt I chose was "write a poem about rest" and it actually goes along with one of my favorite yin yoga poses, snail pose. It's reflective, curling inward, private, insulating, and restful. Here's the poem:
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Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated activist, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 by posting an original poem daily to this blog and she's doing it again in 2020! You can read those and more by clicking and exploring below!