This Poem-A-Day road on which we’ve embarked has been touted as NOT a challenge and NOT a competition, and so we aren’t. But the sports which we’ve been without for this pandemic are nothing if not a compete situation. So we’ll write a “compete” poem. Competing to survive is always a good place to start.
Hi! It’s me, your impersonal trainer and spotter. Today we’ll have you working on the treadmill. We’ll have you walking until you can’t stand it. In the meantime, complete this title and write the associated poem.
A WALK _______(BLANK)______________________
Take the walk. The fresh air will do you good. Don’t forget to be aware of social distance and those around you. Be safe.
The show is about to start. In the all-time trailer they’ve highlighted these twelve films. Each listed in the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Hollywood Movies. Each great movie titles, they translate well to a poem title! Use one of the titles for your poem. Under our usual criteria, write the poem.
Singing in the Rain (1952)
High Noon (1952)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Rear Window (1954)
From Here To Eternity (1953)
The Sound of Music (1965)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
My Fair Lady (1964)
The Apartment (1960)
Hanging out at the Mall again. We’ve got a soda from the food court and are loitering on a bench in the main concourse. We’re just watching people. What do you notice? Who do you encounter while there? Make some mental notes and put them to good use.
Write a poetic character sketch of the person that most catches your eye.
In a perfect world, we’ll be celebrating all kinds of important events and doing it up right. So in our perfect poetic world, why don’t we.
Let’s give the Class of 2020 their due. Be they elementary students “moving up”, High School graduates, University Grads or students of the “School of Hard Knocks” (this Corona Virus has been a course study for us all!) If you have someone who fits into any of these “graduating classes”, by all means write and tell us and them how proud you are of them.
Here’s a toast to the Class of 2020.
Going to the concert hall. The best way to get there? Practice, practice, practice! Do you play a musical instrument? Did you ever? Did you want to?
Write a poem about the instrument you play/played/wanted to play.
Don’t worry, we’ll hum along (unless we know the words). Give us a clue to the music in you! Make it lyrical, make it sing.
No matter where you reside, I’m sure there is a professional, semi-professional, club or college team playing in your realm of awareness. Use their nickname as the title of your poem and write a non-related piece in that vein. Around here we have the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Americans, Bulls, Bengals, etc. Elsewhere we see the “Fighting Irish”, Buckeyes, Wolverines (I would like to feed your finger tips to the wolverines – from an old Saturday Night Live skit… when they were funny) and Golden Knights. Show your spirit and write an appropriate poem! We’re rooting for you!
It’s understood that not many are into the “sports” themed prompts. But write something anyway. It need not be sports related. Whatever strikes you today, write about it. Strikes, as in bowling or baseball! See, it’s “sports” related!