Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Poem a Day #novpad

I've been following the November poem a day challenge at Robert Lee Brewer's blog, Poetic Asides. I have some friends who are doing National Novel Writing Month, but I don't know anyone personally who is doing this poetry challenge (unless some of my friends are holding out on telling me!), so I've been searching with the #novpad hashtag on Twitter to see how some poets I've never met before are faring in their attempts to write a poem each day this month.

So far, the poem I like best of the four I've been working on for the first four days of November is the poem from the prompt on November 1 to write a "matches" poem. In my brainstorming, I got to thinking about The Match Game, and here's the poem I wrote.

In the Late 20th Century

When game shows played for hours
in syndication on late-night TV,
we knew this as forever,

a party where everyone was tipsy
long before we arrived
to share the end of our evening

with Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly
while two non-celebrities
tried to match the answers

celebrities had written in permanent ink.


jwillson said...

Yay! So does this mean you're writing more poems in November?

Mama Zen said...

I like this a lot!

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks! Janice, I hope to write more poems this month. Mama Zen, I will check out your poetry blog.

Lion said...

Greetings & Love

good work:) Love from Maine!

Amanda Laughtland said...

Thanks for the comment, Lion. I especially like the photos on your site; the trash series is awesome.