NaPoWriMo Day #8

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020/Categories: Entries

NaPoWriMo Day #8

Poetry Day #8


Today our prompt was to check out  poetry Twitter accounts that Tweet out lines from various poets; Mary Ruefle @ruefle_exe, Anne Carson @carsonbot  - those were the two that really caught my eye and my imagination.

We were to peruse these accounts and grab onto a phrase, or even a word……..


From Mary Ruefle:

Sliding across our pond

The favored whore

First snow, then vodka


And then from Anne Carson

I was nervous all the rest of my life



The Mallard ducks are

Sliding across our pond now

With nary a care






Is this new normal

Now my cross to bear


Never having been the nervous sort

Nor suffering anxiety

They are both a constant


I do not want people near me

I do not want to go out

I do not want to order food

I am more nervous than a whore in church

Even a favored whore


I shall take the blame

All winter I wanted to be snowed in

Stuck at home to work and play

It would have been

First snow then vodka

And it would have been glorious





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