Day TEN: An ‘abcderian’ poem
Day TEN: NaPoWriMo 2015
Our resource for the day is Entropy, an online journal of literature that, besides its many fine articles and poems, also hosts great posts on submission opportunities, a small press database, and more.
And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always): Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.
A Diet Chart
Alongside butter churned
Delectably everyday from goats’-milk,
Healthy, invigorating juice keeps light
My nutrition options !
Placidly quirky, refreshingly sumptuous,
This utter variety, wholesome (e)xtras,
Yield zest !
© Lakshmi S. Menon