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).


19 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day 23, 2022

Add yours

    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)

      Liked by 1 person

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: