Day 17: NaPoWriMo 2021

Miz Quickly’s Part 2 Cento Rework & PA’s Object

Crouching in the Bedsheets (Part 2: Reworking)

Time to eat fat,
to fight against
walls and blankets,

and a tapestry
of pewter mornings.

bleaching porcelain
and sunsets, and grinning
like Houdini eyes.

It crouches, heroic,
and rides the spaces
you pass through,
roadside trails

of beer bottles
and dead birds.

Make it be spring!
Of air blossoming
in conversation, and
forests thick with legend.

But this is winter.

Time to eat fat,
and crouch
into bedsheets.

Written for Miz Quickly’s Day 17 Part 2: Rework your Cento poem from yesterday and PA: Write an object Poem. This is a cento poem based on phrases from poetry by Margaret Atwood, found in “February” from Morning in the Burned House,  “The Bull Song”, “The Animals in That Country” from Selected Poems 1965-1975, “Backdrop Addresses Cowboy” from Selected Poems 1965-1975, and “Crow Song” from Selected Poems 1965-1975. Image is from WikiArt, The Old Ones Eating Soup by Goya 1819 public domain, no restrictions.© Misky 2021, shared with #apoemaday on Twitter.

12 responses to “Day 17: NaPoWriMo 2021”

  1. You have written a wonderful poem for a very academic challenge. My old English teacher would have written in red 10/10 Ex!

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    1. Aaah. Thank you ever so much. 😍

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  2. Awww… you took out the part I liked best yesterday! The cat being like pewter, or the morning gray is like pewter, and the cat. It still crouches, catlike, and it still very nice though. I fought against the blankets this morning, in that they, and the dog, didn’t want to budge! Too cold. I didn’t understand yesterday that we were to rework it, and spent literal hours finding lines and arranging them in just the final way I wanted them.

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    1. Sorry about the cat but that’s what happens when you whittle something to the bone. As for yesterday’s prompt, perhaps posting a comment on Miz Quickly’s prompt and asking for clarification might help you. She’s very helpful that way.


  3. THis is still wonderful. I began work on mine last night. I haven’t posted anything yet. I’m not very comfortable with it. LOL. It feels weird using other people’s lines. I know we’re acknowledging but it still feels strange. But then I look at yours and see how you have made something quite new and I wonder if I can get there.


    1. Maybe today’s prompt at Quickly’s will suit your muse better 🤗

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      1. I am still working on the quilt one. 😄

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  4. I like this tightened up version. It is hard to get rid of lines you like.

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    1. After Lisa said I cut her favourite bit, I rewrote it later in the day as 17.1 😂😂

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      1. You are so thoughtful

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  5. Like this version very much.


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