National Poetry Writing Month: Day #15 (April 15, 2014)

Today’s prompt was giving me fits. The ottava rima that was last year’s Day 8 prompt worked out well, as it coincided with news of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. For some reason, though, attempting a terza rima just had me encountering trite sentences and dead-end rhymes.

So, I decided to switch tack, and go with the 15th item on the list of prompts at PoeWar:

Write a tanka. Feel free to write more than one if you like.


This isn’t working
I think it’s time to switch tack,
try something different

This already feels better
With this last line, I am done

(15 April 2014)