Prompt from Napo.
Happy first Monday of Na/GloPoWriMo, everyone. I hope you’ve enjoyed your first few days of this year’s challenge.
Today’s featured participant is Anna Enbom, who brings us a glosa full of bravado.
Our daily featured online magazine is Diagram. This is one of the grand-daddies of online journals, as it’s been published for more than 20 years. I enjoyed particularly Lucy Schiller’s “Gentle Leader.”
… write a poem . . . in the form of a poetry prompt. If that sounds silly, well, maybe it is! The poet Mathias Svalina has been writing surrealist prompt-poems for quite a while. You can find examples here, and here, and here.
You can always search participants sites to find some examples of glosa form poems from the Day 3 prompt.
Diagram was too tiny to read on my phone and when I zoomed in the images were out of focus. So I have had to wait for proper screen time to see/read the intriguing poetry in this journal. I started with Lucy Schiller’s “Gentle Leader.” Even increased font, I struggled reading this poem with tired eyes. Glad I persevered, hugely dramatic!
Now I know the way the journal works, something I have not seen before, I will delve back into it as soon as I can.
Finally, the strange/surreal prompt – my mobile doesn’t recognise IG so I have only just seen what the prompt means. I have not come across prompt poetry before.
I am entirely unsure if I am anywhere close to a poetry prompt poem, other than utilising numbers and looking at each line as if it were a prompt.
I found a start theme and then just tried to write connectively around the starting line. It’s an effective poem. It came to a natural stop at 9, which matched the example shown above from Mathias Svalina.
8. Which words stand out on the page through blurry eyes?