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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Napowrimo Day 26, a Curtal Sonnet Exercise, in Pies

From the site: " Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who wrote his “family member” poem for Day 20 in the form of a curtal sonnet. As Vince explains, the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen line sonnet. Instead it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line. The form was invented in the 1800s by Gerard Manley Hopkins, who used it in his famous poem “Pied Beauty”. So for today, I challenge you to give the curtal sonnet a whirl. It doesn’t need to rhyme — though it can if you like — and feel free to branch out beyond iambic pentameter. Happy writing!"  Well, perhaps I didn't have the muse today...this one evolved more Seussy than meditative or romantic!

     The Pie Beautiful

     Pies are beautiful, there's no doubt
     That, most of us would surely agree.
     Whether apple, blueberry, cherry, 
     (Chocolate,  lemon, pecan, for me!)
     Let me hear it for pies, all pies,
     Hands down, pie for dessert,

     Would you bake it in the oven,
      would you zap with microwaves,
      or refrigerate, or freeze it?
      Pies are  good for daily saves.

      Heroic, romantic, germanic...I LOVE PIES!
                                                     ----Shirley Smith Franklin

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