Happy twenty-seventh day of Na/GloPoWriMo, everybody!

Our featured participants today are A Writer Without Words – Some Motivation Required, who has re-written the lyrics to a song from Les Miserables to tell us the sad tale of a woman whose children demand all her chocolates, and Scrambled, Not Fried, where the lyrics to a patriotic song have been replaced with an homage to grammarians.

Today’s featured reading is a live event that will take place tomorrow, April 28, at 8 p.m. eastern time. Arda Collins and Monica Youn will be reading at (well, virtually at) The Poetry Project in New York City.

In today’s (optional) prompt, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The entries are very vivid – maybe too vivid! But perhaps one of the sorrows will strike a chord with you, or even get you thinking about defining an in-between, minor, haunting feeling that you have, and that does not yet have a name.

Happy (well . . . sort of ) writing!

UPDATE: If this prompt has shown up late for you, I apologize! It was all scheduled to go out at 12:01 a.m. New York time, but it seems that there might have been a timing hiccup — possibly a result of the work that was done to fix the site up after it was offline for a few hours yesterday while my hosting service worked to resolve a hack.

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