Hey there compadrinos.
It’s Day Twenty-Two of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a gang known only to a select group of people and their barbers as Cheer Peppers) and I’m back, busting out the good stuff with gusto in yet another video!
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
I got the inspiration for this particular poem via a word prompt from the OctPoWriMo 2017 list, which I am happy to share with you below:-
I also thought that I would attempt a variation on a style I have used before but try to make it as difficult as possible for myself (such fun!), so I went with an acrostic poem (where each letter of a keyword creates the beginning of a word or sentence that relates to the keyword itself) but with a triple twist, where the starting letters, end letters and even middle letters spell out the keyword ‘Passion’ (and I even sneaked a further version of it into the title too for overkill…….good measure).
Acrostics don’t have to be this difficult though, so if you want to try one then don’t have nightmares and think you have to copy me. Here is a link to further guidelines and examples for you to see the form in action:-
If you don’t fancy the idea of this at all (and who could blame you), here are some alternative prompts instead to give you a creative proverbial kick up the jacksie and come out swinging creatively:-
And here (at last, I hear you cry) is my poem in written form, so you can see how damn hard it was to get an acrostic to read down the left, right and middle of the piece but oh boy, was it worth it 😉 (HELL YES IT WAS!)
Photo by Free-Photos from Pixabay
“Passion – A Sensuous Sublime Impulse, Originality, Nirvana” by David Ellis
Paradise, embracing chamPagne dreams, skin softly caressed by a raindroP
Authenticity, raw euphoriA, exploring such meaningful, warming charismA
Sassiness, gentle eagernesS, so incomparable, infinite gestures of kindnesS
Stimulating ravenous senseS, resulting in extraordinary, blissful happinesS
Intoxication, giddy intensIty, myriad of colours, illustrious, magical confettI
Oceanic waves, rhythmic, Oscillating freely, even when captured in a photO
Nature’s radiant beauty, kNowledge known, soulful truthfulness, empyreaN
Still want more? The Peppers are there for you, ready to take your call (in the metaphorical blog posting sense). Here are some other Day Twenty-Two posts by talented ladies and men who are also participating in the Pepper challenge throughout this month 🙂