POETRY GONG / “New to you” Day 5
It’s Day 5, and you’re doing great! Now’s the time we really need to cheer each other along. If you’re still writing for the gong, post your fifth poem here. If you faltered, feel free to catch up! Think we’re all crazy? No matter where you find yourself, jump into the comments section and cheer for your fellow poets.
What is this all about?
Some of us under the Big Tent are writing a poem-a-day for seven days on the theme “new to you” (click here to see what this is all about). If this challenge isn’t something that interests you and you’d just like to stick to the weekly prompts, that’s perfectly OK. We are hosting our weekly prompts alongside these gongs, so feel free to ignore this madness, and please hold your weekly prompt responses for our Friday gatherings.
Two more to go…!
Leading Home the Dead
Thoughts brought to bare, from this connection of poet and his muse. Triggered by a work by Mark van Doren, “Farewell and Thanksgiving”.
Big Tents new-to-you Gong Day 5 – again from rob mclennan’s wild horses, this time from the poem,
“map of Edmonton (rossdale flats, part 3) – a couple of lines: “the black dog burns & then howls a fingernail moon”
Lock Down on the Psych Ward
It has been too calm and quiet
An overcast sky gives way
To black punched through
With sequin-sparkly rips arranged
Like constellations if you
Squint hard through the wire
Netting on the windows
There’s a ripple through the place
And a bit of a scorched scent wafts
And now, the black dog burns
Then howls a fingernail moon up
High, and the silence breaks loud
With the moaning of lunatics
Caged inside buildings, and heads
But it carries on from the last one – I think that Gonging is producing a great collection for you. I loved the idea of a fingernail moon.
oops -that was supposed to be a link not a post – at least it’s a shorter one …
The Thing Is
Here’s a lumpy, clumpy first draft of a story poem: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/plage-for-bigtent-gong-5/
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just when she thought…
This is getting harder, y’all.
Killing three birds with one pome, and using a
Flattop Questionaire (which is for sure and certain only a provisional title)
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look at all of you!
here’s my day 5:
two more to go!!!!!
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Here is a poem based on a line by the poet, Betty Adcock from her book, “The Difficult Wheel”:
The Light of October
And the renga continues… add to it in the comments section!
“An autumn renga”: http://caraholman.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/add-to-this-renga-2/
Ahhh, Day 5. Late in posting AGAIN.
Off I go to Day 6.
gonged again late…. tho i am having fun…. day 5 late