Today is Day 1 of the National (also Global) Poem Writing Month of 2023. This implies challenging oneself to write poems and verses daily for 30 days. So, as I kick off day 1 on my blog, here is the official NaPoWriMo site link and also the prompt inspiration they provide. I am hoping to cover all of these book cover designs during this challenge.
And here’s our own prompt (optional, as always) for the first day of Na/GloPoWriMo. They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but they never said you can’t try to write a poem based on a book cover — and that’s your challenge for today! Take a look through Public Domain Review’s article on “The Art of Book Covers.”
The memory is still ablaze Of delicate papyrus etched With indelible poetry; Pages glowing in a luminous Chemistry of the first gaze A medley of words whisper, Buzzing neon promises That flutter like fireflies In a momentary daze Until they are all gone!
I had a voice, loud and strong I had an opinion, proud and sound Then, they started appearing The trolls, with words so wrong I gave it a fight until I could not I didn’t have it in me – to commit To belligerent, infinite explaining To shove for a place in the medley I muted myself, all thoughts shelved I had nothing more to perceive No more breaking news to see It didn’t matter to me who prevailed Or whose entire world derailed For no one cared enough to listen To what the sane had to convey
Tendrils of steam rising From earthy cups of caffeine In hot chocolate fudge Melting emotions converge When the heart is in love Coffee shop conversations Are warm, tender, pleasing Like swirling shapes on a latte Until they dissipate When feelings turn cold Just as the pale beverage That has lost its allure