NaPoWriMo Day 23, 2022

Verzasca Valley, July 27, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges us “to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”’ (Full NaPoWriMo post available here.)

I love Kay Ryan’s work but I’m afraid my draft below is a poor imitation. Dashing it out before going on the road. Will try to check in as much as possible throughout the day.

PS–The posted draft has expired, but here are some photos from Prague, taken this April (2022).

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    1. I believe the door that caught your eye (Art Deco, with the gilded writing above it) is that of a synagogue. Amazing building, altogether.

      I still can’t believe you saw Pearl Jam in action! (swoon)

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  1. This is brilliant Romana. An entire memoir of a mother-daughter’s (that’s how read it) relationship — a torrent–a brook. In awe once more.

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