#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 23
Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Three of the national poetry month competition. Only seven more days to go!
Here’s my offering >>>
[Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three …Write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”
keep your truth
shine your light
tell your stories
to be nice
they should have
let the waters
Until today’s prompt, I remained in woeful ignorance of the wonderful poet, Kay Ryan. I will be taking a much closer look at her work from now on. Again, I went with free-style poetry as this prompt seemed to call for it.
My poem is inspired by a quote that Debby Kaye shared on one of her blog posts this week: “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ~Anne Lamott. This resonated with me, and I’ve tried to pay homage to it today.
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Twenty-Four on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂
© Harmony Kent 2022