Today I give you big bold beautiful green door from Viterbo and a poem in the shape of one – if you believe it.
Prompt 9: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem.”
Every day the NaPoWriMo organisers provide a poetry resource, to inspire and help us. I really loved today’s, Kirsten Kaschock’s chapbook, Windowboxing. I took one of her lines and continued from there. I know, I should have done this yesterday and instead did a cento – a poem with nothing but other people’s and Vogon’s lines.
I love the way Kirsten forms her words, such as abandance, windonewith, windon’t and windoors. Today is Thursday, which is the door day, so it was not hard to guess which shape I will attempt to form with my poem.
First Kirsten’s inspiration and then my poem in two shapes.
A window is a painting someone has forgotten to put the painting in.~Kirsten Kaschock
I thought of doing the version below first but then realised that the prompt was not to write on an image.
And here are some more photos of this amazing set of doors of the Palazzo dei Priori in Viterbo, my last trip, taken on the 22nd of February. After that truly nothing was the same again.