NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three

Our prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem…A double elevenie would have two stanzas of five lines each, and twenty-two words in all. It might be fun to try to write your double elevenie based on two nouns that are opposites, like sun and moon, or mountain and sea.

Triple Elevenie

Jazz
Rhythms bridge
Pharaoh or Thelonious
Rub dirt on notes
Wild

Collage
Scissors join
Papers continually surprise
Words and images couple
Alchemy

Revolution
Leaps free
In our depths
Not on street corners
Humanity

by m.j.smith

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