NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 25

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Read the full post here.

Featured participant Anna Enbom, brings us a sweet poem in response to Day 24’s fruit-based prompt.

Our poetry resource for the day is The Nuyorican Poets Café, where you can sign up for virtual open-mic readings each Monday and Thursday.

Because it’s a Saturday, I have a prompt for you that takes a little time to work through. The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was  developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, asks you to use a long poem by James Schuyler as a guidepost for your poem. (You may remember James Schuyler from our poetry resource for Day 2.) This is a prompt that allows you to sink deeply into another poet’s work, as well as your own.

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I enjoyed Anna’s poem. It packs quite a (fruit)punch with its gentle soul searching.

I am not afraid
to embrace the entire soul
the sweet and the rough

The poetry resource was interesting but I think I have to check back in a few days time as all the current links are for previously shown events and lead nowhere. In a way I was glad of this as I already have two videos on pause in the background after playing NaPo catch up! Just need to remember to check back – to help I email a link to myself.

With a deep breath I read through today’s prompt which is a mini-workshop in itself. I have earmarked it for attack later – I may have had a 10 hr blissful-straight-through sleep – but I have now been up for 3 hours typing and chasing poetry resources and am only on my first coffee. My brain may be more receptive now – but I think I have a better chance if I do it in a little while. I still have remnants of writing from yesterday that I want to finish first.

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