Sunday, April 29, 2018

PAD Day 29: The End is Near!

Today's prompts from Poetic Asides and NaPoWriMo: (1) write a "response" poem, and coincidentally, (2) write a poem that responds to, or engages with, a poem by Sylvia Plath. NaPoWriMo provided a link to a website called The Plath Poetry Project, an intriguing site that has Sylvia Plath's poetry organized in a sort of calendar, inviting readers to use the daily poem as a prompt, and "publishing" some of the best submissions. I chose "Elm", the poem for April 19, 1962 (the date it was written). One of the editors suggests picking an iamb, repeating it three times (like the last line in the Plath poem) and writing to that for your poem. (See the above link under "April Mini-retrospective" to read the poem.)


ARHuelsenbeck said...

I love this! (Better than the original, in my opinion. Move over, Sylvie.)

Vince Gotera said...

Whoa. Great poem. But get that tree down! Yikes.