Happy first day of NaPoWriMo ’14.
Really liked NaPo’s prompt but could write nothing with any of the quotes that were given me. The prompt was to use Bibliomancy, a lottery style roll round in the libraries of the world. I just kept spinning it and couldn’t stop. Here’s one of them:
So I skipped to Mslexia’s writing prompt. First found five titles I liked from the Contents of Black Cat Bone, John Burnside:
- Weather Report
- On the fairytale ending
- Notes toward an ending
- Death room blues
- A game of marbles
Changed one word in each:
- Weather Vane
- On the fairytale beginning
- Words toward an ending
- Summer room blues
- A race of marbles
Selected two to mutate into my own versions:
- On the garden’s ending
- Summer room bed
and wrote a tiny poem called:
Summer Room Bed
At the beginning of summer we kissed faces
It felt as strange as that, like jumping
Into cold water, as immersive, as summer is.
The ice cream van pulled up outside the park
Someone rolled their car window down
Standing under the blossoming tree, we look.
Windows are bees harvesting light
Each room a honey cell and the bed
crawls into dusk.