Happy Tuesday, all, and happy ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo.

Our featured participant for today is Rook Poetry, where a cowboy and samurai circle around each other in response to Day 8’s unlikely connections prompt (reminding me of The Magnificent Seven / Seven Samurai).

Today’s daily resource is Poem Today, a twitter account where you’ll typically find at least one poem every day, and usually more.

Our prompt for today (optional, as always) takes its inspiration from Pablo Neruda, the Chilean-born poet and Nobel Prize Winner. While he is most famous in the English-speaking world for his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, he also wrote more than two hundred odes, and had a penchant for writing sometimes-long poems of appreciation for very common or mundane things. You can read English translations of “Ode to the Dictionary” at the bottom of this page, “Ode to My Socks” here, and “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” here.

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write your own ode celebrating an everyday object.

Happy writing!

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