#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 27

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Seven of the national poetry month competition. Only three more days to go!

Here’s my offering >>>


[Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Seven …Write  a “duplex.” A “duplex” is a variation on the sonnet, developed by the poet Jericho Brown. Here’s one of his firstDuplex poems, and here is a duplex written by the poet I.S. Jones. Like a typical sonnet, a duplex has fourteen lines. It’s organized into seven, two-line stanzas. The second line of the first stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the second stanza, the second line of the second stanza is echoed by (but not identical to) the first line of the third stanza, and so on. The last line of the poem is the same as the first.

To start you off on my tongue-in-cheek mood today, here’s a cheeky pic from the big day …

Hubby picking confetti out of Harmony’s cleavage!
1st job as groom!


Marry In May 


Marry in May and rue the day

We missed that bit of sage advice


Nobody offered that bit of sage advice

Now we’re four days from three years wed


With sorrows and joys we’re four days from three years wed

Surely it’s not all down to fate


Do we have a choice or is it all down to fate?

They say the next hurdle is the seven-year itch


We’d best stock up on ointment for that seven-year itch

Cos, you know, I take forever seriously


Forever means forever, seriously 

Or is this jest?


Do I joke or do I jest?

Marry in May and rue the day

I hope you enjoyed this bit of anniversary fun! Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Twenty-Eight on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂 


© Harmony Kent 2022


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Roberta Eaton Cheadle

This is lovely, Harmony. What a cute picture.

Manja Mexi

Congratulations. 🙂 You sound mighty happy. Forever is as long as you make it.

Joan Hall

Three years? Doesn’t seem possible. Happy anniversary. Loved the pic. <3

john howell

Forever is the deal. Yes, get some ointment and stay happy. A fun poem, Harmony.

sonia dogra

This was fun Harmony. Congratulations!

Beem Weeks

Wonderful, Harmony! 😊

Molly Shea


Jan Sikes

Awww, I love this, Harmony! And the wedding picture is so joyful!

D.L. Finn, Author

Love the pic. You both look so happy! I was engaged on Friday the 13th, I think what is considered bad luck is quite the opposite! Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary 🙂

Yvette M Calleiro

This is very cute, Harmony! 🙂

Annette Rochelle Aben

I don’t know what I might change that to read.. marry a man born in May and rue the day! We were married in July and there was many a reason to say goodbye! Thank you for your wit and wisdom, Harmony.


May is my marriage month too. But we have decades. Forever is forever indeed.
is there any poetry form you struggle with, Harmony? I bet there isn’t. You deliver!! And beautifully. Thanks. xoxo


Congratulations! Your wedding dress is so pretty! I loved the poem, too! 🙂


Congratulations in advance, Harmony! Really enjoyed this. Great pic too. ❤️❤️😊

Mae Clair

Harmony, this is so much fun! Love the pic, and the poem. What a great combination!

BTW, I tried to share on Twitter but the whole site just went down. <gulp>

Jane Dougherty

We’ve managed thirty, but we chose July (to be on the safe side).

Priscilla Bettis

Oh, look at the handsome couple! You look over-the-moon blissful, Harmony. Loved the poem.:-)

CS Boyack

Cute photo.


This poem is a beautiful testament of love that withstood the superstition. Congratulations to you both, lovebirds of May.