Poet Pie: NaPoWriMo 2019, Apr 28

The NaPoWriMo prompt today was to write a poem about poetry. I wrote this poem two years ago for NaPoWriMo, but it is perfect for this prompt, so I’m reblogging it. I also wrote another fresh poem today which you can find HERE.

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Poet Pie

Pick an armful of fresh words from the poet tree.
Trim off dry leaves. Dispose of the ordinary or over-ripe.
Choose words that flower when juxtaposed.
Choose tiny clinging bees that sting.
Choose pollen dusted blossoms that make you sneeze.
Choose fragile leaves that swing when you breathe on them,
staunch stalks that do not budge.
Throw them in a vase so that they go where they want to go,
then rearrange to suit your fancy.

Admire your arrangement
as you bring a stock to boil.
This stock consists of honey and vinegar,
water to float the theme,
lightly peppered with adjectives
and salted with strong verbs.

When the water boils, break nouns from your bouquet.
Tender stalks may be sliced to syllables, but leave the flowers whole.
Do not cook too long lest they be too weak to chew upon.

Scoop with a wire ladle and lay…

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2 thoughts on “Poet Pie: NaPoWriMo 2019, Apr 28

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I used to figure if I had any present readers who had read a poem in the past that I shouldn’t replublish it. But recently I realized that If I read an old poem over and I’m not bored and don’t know what the next line is going to be, that readers might feel the same way about it, so I go ahead and reblog my own work. They can always skip over it.
      It also gives me a chance to do one more edit. I many times change blogged poems a bit every time I reread them. A good way to find time for edits.

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