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Thursday, April 01, 2010

NaPoWriMo 2010 Day 1

Prompted at Read Write Poem:
First up on our prompt-writing roster is Donna Vorreyer, who answered our call for prompts with immediate enthusiasm. Thank you Donna; thank you to all our members who provided prompts!
Donna says she uses this idea all the time for both herself and her students to force new language and connections into drafts.
  1. Put your iPod or iTunes (or other mp3 player) on shuffle. (If you don’t have a music player that shuffles, you can choose CD or album titles at random from your collection by writing several titles down on little slips of paper … works the same way.)
  2. Write down the first five titles that come up. No cheating allowed!
  3. Use all five titles to draft a new poem. They have to be used intact — you can interrupt them with punctuation, but you may not remove or change words.
Shuffle away — the more eclectic your music collection, the better!

Here's my titles:
Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Bohemian Rhapsody, Coney Island Baby, Five Little Speckled Frogs, Where Do You Go To My Lovely.

And the poem which is hosted 
on my SweetTalkingGuy blog:

watching her every move
waiting to pounce
as she staggers
to bohemian rhapsody
she’s no coney island baby
he thinks as she
slowly inches her way
through the crowds
towards the floor
taking his chance he asks
where do you go to my lovely
she lights a cheroot
who’s askin’ colonel bogey
fancy a quick dance
he pushes for a response
five little speckled frogs
leave it out will yuh
who are yuh anyway
sergeant peppers lonely
hearts club band or what


  1. You got them in nicely, and now I know where to go for prompts, instead of just dedicating what I do to NaPoWriMo.

  2. Love this... a great read, especially the way the words take you back in time surreal nice~

  3. Dad's got some of these songs on his PC. Yes Man the Comic Strip has started now.

  4. Thanks Changnoi, I'll be right over!

    Uncle Andy