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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

NaPoWriMo Day #8

Ironically, the prompt has been something I've thinking about all day - about how I changed my mind last year:

And now, without further ado, our prompt (optional as always) for Day Eight: today I challenge you to write a palinode. And what’s that? It’s a poem in which the poet retracts a statement made in an earlier poem. You could take that route or, if you don’t have an actual poetically-expressed statement you want to retract, maybe you could write a poem in which you explain your reasons for changing your mind about something. It could be anything from how you decided that you like anchovies after all to how you decided that annoying girl was actually cool enough that you married her.
Happy writing!

A Palinode to Roseville

I have decided not to move to Roseville-
couldn't find an apartment or employment at-will;
but I can tell you I'd rather visit and write
about meeting people and seeing a river so bright.

Palinode #1

I once thought he was cool and sweet,
caring and listening was no easy feat.
Yet, behind a cool charisma, something sinister lies;
as I write the final letter after too many cries.


  1. At first I thought you meant palindrome.

    1. When I first read this prompt,I thought it said palindrome as well. I had to read it again and read the Wikipedia page to get an idea of this form. It's interesting!

  2. Ah, yes, I remember us discussing Roseville in detail. Hard to believe it's been over a year!