Welcome, everyone, to Day 10 of NaPoWriMo!
Our featured link for the day is to Poets House, a non-profit with a 50,000-volume poetry library and a full roster of events. Those of us (i.e, most of us) that are not in New York can still take advantage of their online video and audio archive.
Our featured participant for the day is lag weer, where the noir poem for Day nine has a particularly creepy finale!
And now, the (again, optional) prompt. Many of us have read and even written love poems. But have you written an un-love poem?
You Fit Into Me
You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
a fish hook
an open eye
An un-love poem isn’t a poem of hate, exactly — that might be a bit too shrill or boring. It’s more like a poem of sarcastic dislike. This is a good time to get in a good dig at people who chew with their mouth open, or always take the last oreo. If there’s no person you feel comfortable un-loving, maybe there’s a phenomenon? Like squirrels that eat your tomatoes. (I have many, many bitter feelings about tomato-eating squirrels). There’s lots of ways to go with this one, and lots of room for humor and surprise as well. Happy writing!