Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NaPoWriMo 2020 - Poetic Brainplace #1

"Nothing makes us happier than ... "
Hello Poets!

Welcome to the first of 31 little portals into the "Poetic Brainplace" that lives in all of us.

Today's poem to read is "Rabbit" by francine j. harris.  Go give it a read, and then come back here.  In fact, I'll go read it with you :)

Ok, let's look at the last few lines:

                           We linger the dark  
until it is safe to come out. To offer a nose.  
a cheek for touch. the top of a crown. Nothing
makes us happier than another rabbit. 

In that phrase "Nothing makes us happier than another rabbit," we find ourselves confronted.  This is a bold statement, and one we may instinctively agree with or may reject.  Any direct statement like this in a poem will tug at us - to agree, to scoff, to open our eyes wide and say, "I never thought of it like that."

Write this on a page "Nothing makes us happier than                    ."  Fill it in with five different words that bring out different feelings, like something that disgusts you, something outrageous, something nonsensical, something humorous, something that's a lie, etc.  Don't concentrate on meaning, just feel.  Sit with those feelings a moment ... this is a poetic brainplace.

Now go ahead and use any prompt or idea for the day for a topic/subject, and see where this feeling leads!  If you are stuck with no ideas or prompts, here's one you can try ...

NaPoWriMo Prompt 1

Cheers, JA

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