Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Poem A Day Keeps the Crazy at Bay

I am embarking on a Poem-A-Day endeavor. I ran across this blog today and decided to take the author up on his challenge to write one poem a day for the entire month of April. For some time now he has been challenging his followers to write a poem each week with his "Wednesday Poetry Prompts," in which he gives his readers a simple assignment of sorts, then invites them to post their poems in the comments section.  I fully expect to fail at writing a poem for all thirty days this month, but I figured it would be worth a shot. And hey, it's not even April yet and I've already gotten started! Check back for my daily efforts.

Since today happens to be Wednesday, I followed today's prompt, which is to write a poem involving sounds. Here is the result:

Sounds Good

Clickity clack, clickity clack
Go fingers on the keyboard.
Effortless in their transmissions,
The original digits of the digital age.

Pat, pat, pat…pat, pat, pat
Put the love into the dough.
Earn the right to roll it and stretch it;
Taste tender caresses in every bite.

Snap and crack, crackle and snap
Weary knuckles white as ash
Grip the wheel and guide the way home
While wearing proud reminders of a job well done.