19 November 2010

November 2010 Poem A Day Challenge - Day 19

Friday. Poetic Asides:
For today's prompt, write a poem with a hole in it. The hole could be referenced in the poem, which could be about subjects such as hitting a golf ball in the hole, punching a hole in the wall, or even visiting a hole in the wall bar. Of course, with everyone flexing their concrete poetry skills lately, I'm sure at least a few poets might take a stab at writing a poem with an actual hole in the middle (maybe a doughnut-shaped poem?). Another possibility is to write a poem with a hole in its logic, but I'm sure you can find any number of loop-holes for attacking this prompt.
Another good prompt that was hard to wrap my head around at first. I know what I wanted to say, it was just finding the right way to say it. I made a false start that has a good line or two in it – another .5 poem that will need surgery as well as revision.

I had to run through the various types of hole and come up with the over done hole in the heart. That was my aborted attempt to say something new on the topic. I may still be able to pull it off, but not right now.

My second poem ricocheted off the idea of a hole in the universe, which, like the movies, zoomed in and became a bit more personal. I wrote on what it was like to be the hole in the middle of everything. And nothing.

The poems come a bit easier when I don't try and outthink them, or try and outwit the prompt. If I just relax and go with the ideas that come to mind readily, things go much smoother. Hopefully I can carry that method forward after November is done.

One haiku and one tanka, neither on the prompt directly – maybe covertly.

11/19 TALLY
Poems - 1.5
Haiku - 1
Tanka - 1

To Date Total
Poems - 28
Haiku - 21
Tanka - 41



Prodiigal NonnyMoose said...

There is a hole in my heart
There is a hole in my heart only a Nook Color can fill

There is a hole in my heart
It will soon be soothed
but only until I get the bill

Nonny said...

Too many eyes in Prodigal, sorry... Can't wait for my Nook! Are you going to have any books available for Nookage????

Anonymous said...

There's a hole in Nonny's head
The vacuum leaked out,pressure is equal

She wants a Nook,I want an Ipad
Watch HBO for the sequel

Anonymous said...

We'll understand if you ban us from your blog.

Grrrr said...

There is an Ahole.... whoops, Sorry Connie, I know this is a clean blog...

Constance Brewer said...

No books for nooks, no foxes in soxes, no iPadage for fadage I fear. Just a notebook and pencil from whencil I'll write... I know, get it in gear--

Ban you? This is the most amusing thing I've had on my blog in ages. Since I last taunted Anon with a mini movie. :)

Anonymous said...

Is your Doctor named Seuss, Ms. Nonnymoose
Nooks and books and crooks on the loose
Spending your government pay
in a freewheeling way
Jump start the economy,day by day
Your plastic is elastic,till you have to pay.
Good day!

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Constance Brewer said...

I think I found Anon's new calling!~ Burma Shave sign writer. Imagine him on a six pack of five hour energy drinks!

Anonymous said...

I can write
a poem a minute
with energy drink
but my poems still stink

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