Poem 20150410

Today’s poetic prompt from #NaPoWriMo is a fun one. Well, I say it’s fun, but I haven’t written it yet, so we’ll see.

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always): Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.


advice, brilliant conclusions
delivered earnestly for grudging hegemony

inhibit justice
kill literacy
master no one, please
question reversals
sever ties unless visible
waver excitably
yield zero