Panic! I got waylaid today, business problems: our material means of production is under threat and we don’t produce much to begin with. Still, can’t let material existence affect art.
Today’s RWP prompt is:
It’s getting late in the month, and finishing NaPoWriMo is going to take every bit of resourcefulness you have. Jill Crammond Wickham reminds us about the bits and pieces of poems we may be carrying around.
Today, before you start writing, you need to do some digging. Dig through your backpack, purse or desk drawer and find a scrap of poem written on an old envelope or bank deposit slip. Unearth an old journal or notebook.
Find a poem that you started, or perhaps one you abandoned. Read it through. Highlight the lines or phrases that please you. Do not cross anything out (yet)! You now have two choices: finish the poem or take the parts you like and begin a brand new piece.
If NaPoWriMo has you a little crazy, there is a third option: take the parts you don’t like and use them to inspire a new poem.
Portrait of the Lady as a Pea-Bug Husk
as a promise
gained under duress:
a solemn vow;
a blown out plover’s egg
in a dainty centerpiece
as a dirt road
in a heatwave
that wavers from the crow’s route
driving you on in the burning sun
unable to see your destination.
as a tart crust
that must be tackled
with care, lest it crack
as he adds his aromatic custards.