12 April 2011

NaPoWriMo 12 ~ One Sentence / 40 Lines

Sounds daunting, doesn't it? One sentence in 40 lines. It was the NaPoWriMo day 11 prompt. It showed up here at 12:01 a.m. mountain standard time. It was fun to write, and I hope you all like it. It gave me a little break from darkness--I feel grateful for the prompt.


If miracles
were pancakes
I still
would not have enough
to stack 40 of them
in this one
insane sentence
that drips
with adjectives
like sweet
and sticky
down the Page
du Jour’s
endless and empty
white space
ready for
mass consumption
at least
a reader or two
who stop along
their NaPoWriMo way
to feast on this
one poet’s
feeble attempt
to create
a 40 line
poem that
one flipping
long sentence
to say
that means
or nothing at all
without running on
or needing
more butter.

Thank you to Writer's Island for providing a place to post every day this month, and always on Saturdays.


vivinfrance said...

Now that's what I call a sentence and it surely is poetry. I love pancakes, and butter. Ergo, I love your poem.

Marianne said...

Oh!!! I love it! I'm working on one of these now. I love what you've done, and the ending is brilliant. You did a great job of sticking to your pancake theme.

Stan Ski said...

Did yourself proud there...
I did a 38 liner one time, so I didn't go for this one

M. A. S. said...

Tricky! But I love the pancake analogy/imagery. And I especially love the last line.


Elizabeth said...

I love pancakes and you tackled this stack with gusto and good sense imagery.


flaubert said...

I love this, Brenda! Pancakes and butter, yum:) A 40 line sentence seemed daunting to me, but you handled it beautifully.


Mary said...

Bring on the butter for all those pancakes. Fun to read, Brenda!

Andy Sewina said...

Dead good! and guess what? We had pancakes for dinner today!

Love the way you wrote this!!

Mr. Walker said...

That there is a nice stack of pancakes. Nicely done. I too am now inspired to try to write a poem to that prompt. Thanks.

brenda w said...

Thank you all for stopping and commenting. If I had more time, I'd comment on every comment. School's tight, and I'd rather come read your poems and comment there.

It is nice to know that a love of pancakes is worldwide! And Mr. Walker, I'll be looking for your 40 line sentence! :-)