#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


38 Comments on “#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 27

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

    • Lols! Oh, Annette! Yep, definitely the person and not the month! Thanks, sweetie. Hugs 💕🙂

  3. 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

    • Aww, Selma, thank you so very much! I’m never sure of my quality when I try new stuff like this. Your words mean a lot. Fantastic you both have decades in! Hugs 💕🙂

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

  5. 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>

    • So glad you enjoyed the poem and pic!

      Wondering if Twitter hiccuped? All working at my end. Darn technology, lols 😂

      Thanks, Mae 💕🙂

    • Congrats, Jane! Don’t blame you for staying on the safe side! 😉💕🙂

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