Thursday, April 15, 2010

NaPoWriMo #15 - I could never be a songwriter

Do you have the courage to attempt today’s prompt, written by Read Write Poem member Dale? If you haven’t practiced being silly in a while, this is the perfect assignment for you:
In a nice private place, pick out a stanza, or a few lines, that you like from a poem that you don’t otherwise feel was very successful. Say them over to yourself.
Now hum them. See if you can find the tune.
And now sing them aloud. (Who cares if you can sing? You’re in private. And this is poetry!)
Throwing away the rest of the poem, write two more stanzas (stand-alone or connected) that go to the same tune.
No fair doing it silently!
Just one night
I want to be
with you.
No promises made,
no obligations to meet
standards obliterated
by caresses of flesh,
highlights by moonlight.

No sounds except for crickets
making love
to the slow rhythm
of pulsing hunger.

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