Sunday, April 29, 2012

PAD Challenge Day 29

I can see the finish line from here!  Today's prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) Take a favorite line from one of the poems you wrote this month and write another poem based on it, and (2) write a clerihew and/or double dactyl ("higgledy-piggledy" poem).  These are short biographical poems, usually about someone famous.  The NaPoWriMo blog has more details on the rules (although they made a boo-boo on the clerihew's rhyme scheme - they meant to say it's AABB).

I took a line from my Day 17 poem "Dear Desktop Computer") for the clerihew, and one from my Day 21 poem ("Microscopic Hay[na]ku") for the double dactyl:

Tech Cerlihew

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
made computers deskmates.
Those devilish saints,
get our praise and complaints.

Little Parties

Anton van Leeuwenhoek,
focused his lenses and
shouted with glee:

"Look at this creatures, such
invisible parties too
tiny to see!"