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Sunday, April 26, 2015

NaPoWriMo Day #26

And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). Our last two prompts have been squarely in the silly zone – this one should give some scope to both the serious-minded and the silly among you. Today, I challenge you to write a persona poem – a poem in the voice of someone else. Your persona could be a mythological or fictional character, a historical figure, or even an inanimate object. Need some examples? Check out this persona-poem-themed issue of Poemeleon from a few years back.
Happy writing!


I sit here, rather parched and dry,
in a red porcelain, or maybe terracotta, pot.
When my thirst is quenched, I can fly
and touch the skies with cloud dots.

I am a beautiful purple hue,
with some white thrown in--
my petals remind people of tie-dye too:
some compare my aesthetic to sin;

for I rather live in humidity and warm,
I would die if my house dropped below eighty.
My petals and stem often transform
moods, regardless if Italian, Chinese, or Kuwaiti!

Yet, my beauty is simple indeed,
I thrive in the night with the help of moths;
my perfume relaxes or can set you free,
as you toss and turn in my silks in your cloths.

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