Paella ingredients for Tuesday w/Hernando de T
♣ Polish Ferdinand's scepter
♚ Subjugate inhabitants of the New World & locate gold for Imperial crown ☺
♝Talk to Toledo archbishop RE: burning heretics (next Sunday)
♥ Get Ferdinand’s ermine robes from cleaners ♥ ♥ ♥
⊕ Smite Moorish Saracens/drive out of Spain(if time before nxt weeknd)
PROMPT #9: write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.”
I drove a chariot for Egypt’s dead gods,
obeyed decrees of an angry Pharaoh.
Vision widens where hope seems to narrow
as coral crusts the rims and axle-rods.
Submerged upon the sands my army’s host;
Erythrean currents their secrets keep.
The waters gave way, drowned me in the deep
while God led you forth toward your promised coast.
There was no choice for me, the charioteer.
A tyrant sent me forth to hunt you down;
pursuing you, I thought your end was near.
In the descent, I lost my star and crown.
My lord was false, while yours continues strong . . .
I rise from depths to further you along.
The shadorma is a six-line, 26-syllable poem (or a stanza – you can write a poem that is made of multiple shadorma stanzas). The syllable count by line is 3/5/3/3/7/5.
As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
So is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.
Bang that thing:
All black keys,
Sharps and flats;
Pull that ring out of your snout
And POUND that thing.
Then, that ring:
take it, melt it down,
make a mold,
cast a god,
and bow before your idol
(a vicious poem).
The Fib is a six-line form. But now, the syllable count is based off the Fibonacci sequence of 1/1/2/3/5/8. You can link multiple Fibs together into a multi-stanza poem, or even start going backwards after your first six lines, with syllable counts of 8/5/3/2/1/1.
for this land
and now you live here
and complain like a hypocrite.
You rail against America
while you suck her tit:
your new mom,
Militant poetess, dark ingrate
From what black hole did you emigrate?
From what strange galaxy of spite
Did you slither forth to curse and bite?
What absent father spawned your soul
to spread such vicious vitriol
And bring bad vibes wherever you go
In your bitter black feminist minstrel show?
Dark matter could be white dwarfs, the remnants of cores of dead small-to medium-size stars. Or dark matter could be neutron stars or black holes, the remnants of large stars after they explode. The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope can detect high-energy gamma rays that may be emitted when dark matter particles collide.
PROMPT #6: Go to a book you love. Find a short line that strikes you.
Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line.
Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely.