#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 8

Hi everyone! Today is day eight of the national poetry month competition.

Here’s my offering >>>

DAY EIGHT:

[Instructions:] Name your alter-ego, and then describe him/her in detail. Then write in your alter-ego’s voice. Maybe your alter-ego is a streetwise detective, or a superhero, or a very small goldfinch. Whoever or whatever your alternate self may be, I hope this prompt lets you stretch both your writing skills and your self-knowledge.

broken statue head behind bush stems and leaves
Image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/broken-statue-ceramic-head-4123577/

all week my husband

has told me I’m hot

I was so very pleased

turns out I’ve been running

a fever!

 

Mmm, this is my week. I’m on steroid therapy and have developed a minor infection … this little ditty of mine has amused me no end (can you tell I’m in a bit of a cheeky mood today?), and in response to today’s NaPoWriMo prompt, I have to ask, what would my alter ego say to this? … [clears throat and dives right in …]

 

born from the foam of severed genitals

I wear many faces

I am the goddess of sea, of war, of love

come hither oh ardent suitor

let my waves of passion rock you

 

Today’s poetic form is a Japanese form called the Gogyohka, which translates as ‘five-line poem.’ A Gogyohka is stanzaic, is written in one quintain or five-lined stanza, and each line is one phrase. It is without limits on theme or meter or length of each line/phrase, and is untitled and unrhymed.

It seems dear Aphrodite gave me a helping hand this morning … and how fitting that she went on to have a daughter called Harmonia? *wink, wink*

 

Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Nine on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂 

 

© Harmony Kent 2022

 

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Ruth Klein

I hope you feel better soon! I love “cheeky.”

Annette Rochelle Aben

I just love the way your poetry makes me think and smile. This post is no exception!! <3

Arti

Hey Harmony,
Your ‘cheeky’ ditty and the 5 lines that followed were very entertaining. Hope you’re feeling better.
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Paeansunplugged

You really made me smile, Harmony! I love your cheeky verses.😊❤️

Mae Clair

Two great poems, Harmony, and a lot of fun. I love the idea of writing in an alter ego! 🙂

Gwen

Wow…great poems, Harmony. Smiles for the first and as for the second — BRAVO! 🤩

john howell

The first made me laugh the second made me cross my legs. Both well done, Harmony

Yvette M Calleiro

Both of these were fantastic, Harmony! I love your alter-ego. 😉

Molly Shea

I love these short poems. He should have told you were hot even if you had a fever. i hope you get well soon.

D.L. Finn, Author

Love them both. The alter ego was fun.

Jan Sikes

Lol, Harmony! The first poem brought a chuckle. The second one is exquisite! What a powerful alter-ego!

Staci Troilo

Two for the price of one. Great job, Harmony!

Kymber

Your poems are so great. The first one made me giggle. 😀

Alexandra

Oh, wow, powerful.

Joan Hall

The alter ego certainly has a different view of things! 🙂 Good work, Harmony.

Priscilla Bettis

Two clever poems, Harmony, one to make us laugh at life and one to make us lust at lovers.

Mich

Lol..i love the first one..it made me smile…laugh actually 😊 nice one Hamony…😊😊