NaPoWriMo 22, 2022

Old wall in Malรก Strana, Prague,
April 22, 2022


Today’s prompt challenges us “to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a sound, a word, a phrase, or an image, or any combination of things.” (Full NaPoWriMo post available here.)

I’m combining two prompts into one, since I was traveling last week and missed a couple of prompts. The prompt from day 15 asked us to write about something we had absolutely no interest in. I started this poem during a long drive on April 15 and finished it today. Well, finished this draft in any case. Tomorrow I’m traveling again, so we’ll see if I manage to write and post anything by evening. Fingers crossed, as always.

PS–The posted draft has expired but here is a video of Willow in Prague (April 2022).


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  1. the rush of the final lines – after hearing my own voice mouth your words – almost the invert of cement – a flowing, a flowering, even.

    2nd only to water – astonishing. now I know why my brilliant nephew has begun working with a cement maker that hopes to save the world by sequestering carbon in its mixture. ~

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  2. Romana, how you made the most mundane of things, cement into something unforgettable – that is poetry at its best.
    I’m going to look at cement and think of youโฃ๏ธ

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  3. The only things I know about cement are that it’s been used for millennia and f(or me) it begs the question, what is the difference between cement and concrete? It’s grey and boring, and I’d much rather have your alternatives, ‘stardust
    & plant cells, rock, rain, glass,
    clay’,

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    1. Thank you, Jane!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿƒ I had thought of cement as gray and boring too, which is why I picked it.๐Ÿคฃ Then I learned that it’s one of the components in concrete and that concrete happens to be one of the most-consumed resources in the world, second only to water. I’m not sure what happens now that I know this, but for some reason I’m glad that I do. Strange how knowledge works, even if it’s in very superficial doses.

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    1. Thank you, Sonia!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿƒ Cement kind of surprised me too. I looked into it and it turns out that concrete, which is made from cement, is one of the most consumed resources in the world nowadays, second only to water.

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  4. Only you can create something so beautiful out of a no-interest subject. Amazing! Thank you Demeter sister for your light and beauty. These lines I carry in my heart โค๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ซ

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