Dear News: Three Sept*
seeing my name
in front of
I can’t help
killed by winter.
Dear news, I
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Today, I challenge you to fill out, in no more than five minutes, the following “Almanac Questionnaire,” which solicits concrete details about a specific place (real or imagined). Then write a poem incorporating or based on one or more of your answers.
Childhood dream: Writing
Found on the Street: Cars
Hometown memory: Streams
Notable person: Mitch Albom
Outside your window, you find: Hummingbirds
Today’s news headline: Election
Scrap from a letter: I once loved you.
Animal from a myth: Phoenix
Story read to children at night: David and Goliath
You walk three minutes down an alley and you find: Trash
You walk to the border and hear: Jason Mraz and Sara Bareilles
What you fear: Dead
Picture on your city’s postcard: Buildings
The Sept is:
- a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
- syllabic, 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables in each line.
Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!