06 November 2010

November 2010 Poem A Day Challenge - Day 6

Today's prompt from Poetic Asides:

For today's prompt, take the phrase "Looking for (blank)," replace the blank with a word or phrase, use the new phrase as the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles could include: "Looking for car keys," "Looking for love," "Looking for trouble," "Looking for the best line ever written," and so on. There are so many possibilities! I hope you have fun "Looking for a poem to write."
I knew it was too good to last. A title prompt. But I plunged in, determined to get past my title prompt prejudice and come up with a good poem. My first one was titled "Looking For Trouble" a small ode to all those little childhood indiscretions - like missing a curfew - that lead to a life of crime – or not.

I wrote a second poem called "Looking For Myself In Another Dimension" which is exactly as weird as it sounds. It's getting easier to pull two poems from one prompt – at least for the moment.

Also in the mix - One haiku that has nothing to do with the prompt, and four tanka that are looking for things, so they might be related to the prompt. Depends on how far you stretch the boundaries. From where I sit, they're pretty sproingy.

11/06 TALLY
Poems - 2
Haiku - 1
Tanka - 4

To Date Total
Poems - 10
Haiku - 7
Tanka - 22



One Minnesota Writer said...

Sproingy boundaries
are the best kind stretching out
from shapeless to form

Okay, I'm not much of a haiku writer, but need all the brownie points I can get. You didn't say the haiku had to be good. I love how the PAD challenge is fueling your blog right now. I'm going to have to pay more attention.

Constance Brewer said...

Kathleen - it's a given the haiku have to be good, hence the lone haiku rather than a bunch of them. :) Tanka are a good exercise also, having a bit more leeway and word count than haiku.
On to day 7 PAD!