Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charm - NaPoWriMo 3/30

Hello and good morning! Let's cut right to the chase...

Today, for the first time this year, I did use a prompt. Over at the NaPoWriMo hub, the prompt for today was as follows:
In keeping with today’s status as the third day of NaPoWriMo, I challenge you to write a charm – a simple rhyming poem, in the style of a recipe-slash-nursery rhyme. It could be a charm against warts, or against traffic tickets. It could be a charm to bring love, or to bring free pizzas from your local radio station.
My contribution is more than a little silly, and significantly ridiculous, but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

Charm 

For pleasant morn and better night,
palm this piece of ajoite.
Sleep upon its turquoise hue
and peace will surely come to you,
but only if succeeded by
this brew as azure as the sky
(one shade more or one shade less
and plan for fortnights of distress):
            one stick of a teacher's chalk,
            tufts from off a stellar's 'hawk,
dust plucked from your favorite nook
(and don't mind those who gape and look),
water from your nearest creek
but bottled sans a single leak,
add twenty drops of truffle oil
and bring the whole thing to a boil.
Drink it like your favorite booze.
Now it's night, so take a snooze.

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