NaPoWriMo Draft 29.

For this, my penultimate poem of NaPoWriMo, I give you my very first sonnet, written in free blank verse, which, according to Mary Kinzie’s A Poet’s Guide to Poetry (a book I adore, by the way), is unrhymed loose iambic pentameter. Mine is very loose.



NaPoWriMo Draft 27.

Because it would be wrong to simply coast through the finishing line these last few days of NaPoWriMo (only 3 days, 3 poems more!), I set myself the task of using the abecedarian form, slightly adapted, for today. Instead of 26 lines, each beginning with the next letter of the alphabet, I have compressed it into 7 lines. It is probable that I will never do this again.