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Third Time’s The Charm
On April 3, 2014
In keeping with today’s status as the third day of NaPoWriMo, I challenge you to write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme. It could be a charm against warts, or against traffic tickets. It could be a charm to bring love, or to bring free pizzas from your local radio station.
This year every day there is also a ‘featured participant’, I like to broaden my knowledge of poetry by reading all that’s on offer. Today I was linked to a page by Scant Scintilla, a mixed offering of found poetry and erasure poetry. Both techniques I am aware of.
Inspired by what I read (especially the internet insanity) I set about creating my own found poem. What I ended up with might well plug any extra time needed for the Dualogue set being prepared for Tuesday’s (Next rehearsal Monday!)
Then I got on with my Charm poem.
I am delighted with this poem – although it needs a bit more work – as it rhymes and I used to do that and now rarely do, will take some editing, but it is amusing (always good at spoken word events) – I actually hadn’t thought what it was a concoction for until towards the end of writing the poem. The most fun prompt to get stuck into so far!
Thoroughly enjoyed it – why not give it a try?
Take one leaf from the apple tree
add a spoonful of sugar,
Oh, go on, make that three!
Give it a generous stir.
Let it rest for just a minute
Whilst you pour yourself a gin,
this is a non-alcholic recipe
you won’t have to drop any in!
Cool recipe…and in a poem too! Great!
It is just an extract – it goes on some – the end result is it is a potion/ recipe for mother’s to deal with the emotional loss of their children growing up and leaving home. I had no idea what it was going to be a recipe for until the end. Rhyming was a challenge enough :). Thanks for leaving a comment, appreciated.