POETRY FOR 30 DAYS IN APRIL DAY 24


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Project Details

Hello friend, I am Timothy Kimo Brien, head instigator at Create Art Podcast where we help you to tame the inner critic and create more than we consume. Every year in April National Poetry Writing Month occurs, this is a challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days and comes from the NaPoWriMo site. When you participate you are given a prompt every day for 30 days and you can choose to follow the prompt or not. Each prompt has a commentary with it and a style of poetry that you may not be familiar with. I enjoy it because it stretches my creative muscles and helps me organize my thoughts. I also really enjoy a good challenge. There is also an opportunity to read other people’s work as they post on their websites and for you to comment on their work, giving them encouragement or offering a suggestion. Care to join me on this journey?

Day 24 Prompt

Find a factual article about an animal. A Wikipedia article or something from National Geographic would do nicely – just make sure it repeats the name of the animal a lot. Now, go back through the text and replace the name of the animal with something else – it could be something very abstract, like “sadness” or “my heart,” or something more concrete, like “the streetlight outside my window that won’t stop blinking.” You should wind up with some very funny and even touching combinations, which you can then rearrange and edit into a poem.

Day 24 Poem

Walking the Peccary Blues

A bass guitar

javelina skunk pig

a medium-sized hoofed mammal

Tayassuidae The New World pigs

found Central and South America

and the southwestern area of North America

in length

2 ft 90 cm and 4 ft 120 cm

full-grown usually

Bass guitars are social creatures

living large or small

eating the roots, grubs, of foods

identify each others

strong odors

A group of bass guitars live together

Call themselves a “squadron”

squadron averages six and nine members.

last common ancestors

of bass guitars

even-toed ungulates

vaguely piglike

living over 50 million years from now

Bass guitars evolved Europe about 30 million years ago

In the Old World,

bass guitars went extinct,

but they survived North America

three million years ago, bass guitars spread South America.

They are often confused

feral domestic pigs of the Old World

Mayans kept herds of bass guitars,

using them in rituals and for food

pets in many countries,

being raised on farms

as a source of food

Reaching Out

To reach out to me, email timothy@createartpodcast.com I would love to hear about your journey and what you are working on. If you would like to be on the show or have me discuss a topic that is giving you trouble write in and lets start that conversation.

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