Wednesday, April 01, 2009

NaPoWriMo #1: metaphor

Thank you (in advance) to the good folks at Read Write Poem for a month's worth of prompts. I don't know if I'll use them every day, but it's nice to have an ace up my sleeve. Just in case.

Today's prompt was to make a list of five things in front of me and use the two most disparate to create a metaphor. I didn't go that exact route, but then again, when do I? My five items were a red plastic cup, my laptop, pencils (which became crayons for poetic purposes), a booklet of coupons from BiMart, and my planner. Here's the haiku I wrote, plus a bonus haiku inspired by Jimmy's on-going science project (see the photo above), which also happens to fit into the category of metaphor.

On the Table

Crayons, calendar
coupons, computer: my life
in a dixie cup.

First Planting

Thrusting green out of
voluptuous brown, too soon
to tell what I’ll be.


Tamra said...

Love the On the Table haiku!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Great gathering.

What a cute blog!


NaPoWriMo -


rbarenblat said...

I especially like the second haiku.

(Here via readwritepoem...)

aubrey said...

love your poetry! so glad it's napowrimo for you.