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napowrimo #23 & 23.2

April 23, 2010

It’s NaPoWriMo Day 22! I wrote while I was out and about this morning: getting my hair done and having lunch. I ended up with two pieces, which could be parts of a bigger series, so that’s how I’ve formatted it here. I realized in writing them — they are somewhat light-hearted and silly — that I have been pretty serious this month. In some ways, these give some balance to the heavier poems. I’d like to do lots more with them in terms of the quality of the writing (and where they end up going or not going), but I really like the idea of them (if that makes sense).

I wrote using Sage’s prompt at Read Write Poem: “Unlikely couples — Write a poem in which you combine a speaker and an event that normally don’t go together.”




Tally: 26.0 = 9.0 RWP + 14.0 PAD + 3.0 Book of Kells. (Target is now 33.)

  1. April 23, 2010 3:46 pm

    Isn’t it wonderful where your mind goes if you let it.

    When you said foiling bad guys, I thought of platinum blonde bad guys. And I love that you tossed in the lovemaking comment: a common complaint about his romance with Lois, after all. But don’t doubt that he can, in fact, master even those skills involving excellent fine motor skills:

    Thoroughly enjoyed both. ^_^

  2. sirenadelfirey permalink
    April 23, 2010 4:35 pm

    I enjoyed the eccentricities of my thoughts as I read- thanks for the escape!

  3. April 23, 2010 5:24 pm

    There’s some wonderful word play in here _ I enjoyed both pieces immensely

  4. April 23, 2010 5:32 pm

    Both are so creative. Makes me think its time for a career change!

  5. April 23, 2010 5:36 pm

    Carolee I am so glad you back on prompt! Perfect.

  6. April 23, 2010 5:38 pm

    oops! “are” ugh!

  7. joannejohns permalink
    April 23, 2010 6:34 pm

    Love it! III. should have him attempting to defeat a villanelle…

  8. April 23, 2010 6:36 pm

    I quite liked the first piece, but the second one is brilliant from the title down.

    btw, I did Batman today.

  9. April 23, 2010 8:05 pm

    Carolee, you had me with your originality and knocked me over with your drop-dead humor here. I can see him now, with the knife, then being gentle with the maguro. This works!

  10. April 23, 2010 10:53 pm

    Yes! Yes!

    Worthy of going on with these. Love the hair, love the sushi as “foils!”

  11. April 23, 2010 11:50 pm

    wel done as u sual Carolee…thanks again for your words

  12. April 24, 2010 1:22 pm

    Wow. The superposition (ha!) of the incredible with the mundane is a great choice. The damsel in a hairy situation (ha!) is sublime, and setting Superman in a sushi bar? Wow.

  13. April 25, 2010 7:19 pm



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