Saturday, April 21, 2012

PAD Challenge Day 21

A rather sad day today, after attending the memorial service of poet friend John Bourne, who passed away earlier this month after a long illness. It was a Friends meeting (Quaker ceremony, in case you didn't know), and it was very moving and even funny at times.  John was a curmudgeon with an often biting sense of humor, but a good guy beneath the gruff exterior.  A number of us were poet friends, and many in attendance read one of his poems, including me. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, especially his wife and fellow poet Adele.

Today's prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) write a poem about something "under the microscope" (literally or figuratively), and (2) write a hay(na)ku, which, if you aren't aware, is a short, six-word poem, consisting of one word on the first line, two on the second, and three on the third.  That's it - syllables don't matter, like they do in haiku.  I wrote a series of these a few months ago called "Six-word Spoilers" that appeared in the January issue of Writer's Digest.  I had a hard time today shaking the literal image of the microscope, but here a few for your consideration:


1.
Leeuwenhoek
focuses lenses,
discovers invisible parties


2.
electron
microscope: Hubble
for tiny galaxies


3. 
love:
a bond
between two molecules


4. 
corruption:
a virus
media: the microscope


5. 
six 
words make 
a poem microscopic





1 comment:

Mad Kane said...

Lovely verse. So sorry about your friend!
Madeleine Begun Kane