I've been participating in Laura Shovan's annual February poem-a-day challenge. This is year five and we're writing from recent news articles selected by participants. Ten words are selected from each article. Ideally, they all should be used in the poem.
Being as 2017 has been a difficult year, news-wise, I try to move my poems away from the current political scene. (It's a survival thing.)
The ten words from this past Sunday were:
The words came from a photo-essay published by CNN; see it here.
I managed to work nine into my poem. I was pleased with the results and the fact that it had illustration possibilities.
Click on the image to enlarge. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
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Songs of a spring robin,
the songs of a whale,
or a wolf or a mouse.
Nature sings in warning.
seduction, or pure joy.
We, too, sing our way
through life. Our songs
reflecting our history.
The victory ditties of the 40s.
The soulful tunes of the 60s.
The 90's teen anthems.
Symbolic of the climactic
finish to intense drama or
uncertainty; the hopes of each
generation. A noble oath to
the future. We sing! We sing!
We resoundingly sing!