NAPOWRIMO Day One - When the Guardian does the hard work for you

April 1, 2017

Picture taken from Guardian website. Composite: Christopher Thomond for The Guar/Getty

 

It got to yesterday afternoon and I suddenly remembered today was the 1st April and how busy I had planned to be and it dawned on me what an idiot I am for thinking this would be a breeze.

 

Any how, I'm going to be flicking between the daily prompts on the Poetry School website and napowrimo.net. Today's is from napowrimo.net. The prompt was to write a poem inspired by the work of  sixteenth US poet Laureate, Kay Ryan. It asked for 'short, tight lines, rhymes interwoven throughout, maybe an animal or two, and, if you can manage to stuff it in, a sharp little philosophical conclusion'.

 

Luckily, on the same day The Guardian published a great April Fools article about George Osborne taking up a job as a fashion designer. I don't think the poems will always write themselves.

 

Georgio

 

Velvet

velour

silk satin

fur

and ivory tusks

dead fox round the neck

red specks

on a chain

stylish briefcase

slim down waist

Dolce

Vivienne

Geiger

Gabanna

cutback catwalks

remnants on the

cutting room floor

make more

of less

an off the shoulder

little black number

a tad more powder

to the nose

you and him

and he holds

the tape measure

you in the corset

him squeezing

ever tighter.

 

 

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