NaPoWriMo: Day 15
Congratulations! We are halfway through the month of April and all this poet madness. I’m going to change things up a bit to celebrate.
I deliberately chose the long version of this well-known song because I wanted to give you as many choices, and as much room to maneuver in as possible. I’d like you to find three phrases in the lyrics to be used as three different first lines to your verses. You may use more than three, if you like, but each phrase should be the first line of a complete verse. Italicize the phrases and cite the music that they came from.
Words: halfway, midnight, mortal, forest, slow, purple
These words were not chosen from the song. I simply closed my eyes and wrote down the first words that came to me. You may use these six, or change one, or more, or all of them to suit whatever you are writing.
Once you have the three phrases, use the six words, and however many more you need to create a verse beneath each of the phrases. Each verse should be different from the others, yet make use of the same six words. It took me about 45 minutes to complete my poem. I will post it early tomorrow morning, so you can see what I did, especially if my instructions are not clear or you have questions.
Again, congratulations for sticking it out and getting here to the halfway point. Have fun and if you feel a need to curse me, please whisper as you do so, lol.
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While I used three phrases from the song, and five of the words, following your form was killing my creativity. haha! Sorry. I know you don’t mind when I veer in my own direction. I do appreciate the prompts. My muse is offering some resistance right now. Halfway there! Yippee!!!!
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Whoops – I skipped posting this one…
I just used words…when I was using my phone to access the prompt, I had trouble following all the rules. So I just captured the words and went from there. 🙂