It’s Day Seventeen of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a motley crew of Cheer Peppers to help spice up your lives) and I’m back with yet another video to add to the growing poetry heap (but that is a good thing, you can never have enough poetry in your lives! And cake too but that goes without saying).
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
I was inspired to write my poem today because I have a passion for abecedarians and alliteration, combining these two poetic forms gives me an incredible amount of joy with the results, along with much frustration in composing them but as they say, faint heart never won fair lady 😉
I also got inspiration for this piece by using a prompt from OctPoWriMo 2017, where the form restriction was to construct a piece using only 50 words, which instantly made me think of playing around with abecedarians and alliteration again, with the idea of doing two words per line on most lines to get me to my goal.
Here is the link to the prompt itself, just in case you are a masochist…I mean you fancy having a go with this restrictive mother…sorry this ‘focused poetry form’ that takes its cues from Dr Seuss (everything worth knowing comes from Dr Seuss of course):-
If you would like some alternative poetry prompts to help you write your way through the month (and beyond!) then give these links below a buzz 😉
As mentioned in my Facebook Live video, here is the link to the bonus poem that I read that is in my poetry book Life, Sex & Death:-
And here is my poem in written form for you to enjoy, as we tiptoe through the alliterative stylings of the alphabet with mucho gusto 🙂
Photo by mysticsartdesign from Pixabay
“Lyrical Alchemy” by David Ellis
Still want more? I have also nabbed other posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Seventeen entries, so you can try out a variety of other Cheer Peppers flavours galore 🙂