Monday, April 15, 2013

30d30w: word 15 / mjlu visits Savvy Verse and Wit



Back in March, Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit called on fellow bloggers to participate in her month-long blog tour by profiling a poet or poem. I don't know Serena well, but the variety of folks and their posts who signed up is very interesting. Welcome, SVandW followers!

Here at my juicy little universe, we're playing a National Poetry Month game for busy people--
the 30days30words cumulative, collaborative poem!  I posted a single word on Monday, April 1, and each day have invited all comers to suggest the next word in the poem. We'll continue like this throughout April, one word at a time, until I've selected 30 words in total and we have a finished poem of some surprising form and function. I hope many of you will stop back again to offer suggestions and see how the poem builds!  Here it is today, with its new 15th word.

birthday  

secret whistles,
fiery code…
              nothing.
happy wrapping
hides the empty
        cage. 

something whispers
furry

Today's word comes from Petrina, who seems to have been inspired by the development of "birthday" and posted on facebook that her family is now home to Chippy the hamster and Finny the fish.  What choice did I have, after "fiery" in Stanza 1, Line 2, if not furry?  (Okay, I was tempted by fairy, but the fairy can come in later as the something whispering.)  I think I know what the next word should be, and she or he who suggests it gets special mention for reading my mind--but you have surprised me before and may well do again, so I'm ready to switch gears.

Thanks once again for joining in, everyone!

14 comments:

  1. I think I've suggested this word before but here it is again...promises.

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  2. nuzzles

    Thanks for participating in National Poetry Month's blog tour, and I hope you get a ton of participants.

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  3. fandom :)

    What a fun idea, will drop by more to see how it is going and what the end result is!

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  4. delicacies

    (whatever it is must be getting hungry)

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  5. I like the idea of keeping the internal rhyme with 'code' - so my suggestion is 'nose.'

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  6. I'm sure it's not what you had in mind, but how about "sweetness." I like the first suggestion of promises too.

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  7. Not sure if my first attempt went through. My suggestion is "sweetness" (along the lines of sweet nothings, but since nothing was already used...). I also like the first suggestion of promises.

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