First, I want to thank everyone for the good wishes. They’re all very much appreciated. I do feel a little better today, though I start to break out in a sweat whenever I sit up for more than 20-30 minutes at a time. I am noticing progress though, so maybe today and tonight will bring more improvement.
Second, I want to remind everyone to check out The Big 10 poetic form challenge that has a deadline of 11:59 (Atlanta time). It’s a fun (and free) way to try and get into the pages of Writer’s Digest magazine. Click here to learn more.
For today’s prompt, write an ode. I’m thinking of odes in the more contemporary sense of being a praise poem, though if people want to get all old school with it, then that’s fine too. If I had more energy, I’d try to write a fitting ode to everyone of you participating in the challenge. This has been a terrific month (even with the strep throat). However, I had to settle for writing an ode about something else that just happened.
Here’s my attempt:
“Ode to a royal wedding”
Because there are wars,
because there are natural disasters,
because there are words said in anger,
because there are always people hurting,
because the world is so precious and unforgiving,
I am glad to see the spectacle of William and Kate.
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