National Poetry Month – The First Seven
APRIL 1 (Limerick)There once was a guy from Malay Whom the Noonas would love to waylay With an infectious smile As wide as a mile, And a need for McD’s everyday!
APRIL 2 (Limerick)There once was a guy from Malaysia Who bought all of his stuff from YesAsia Number one in his class For the semester last My favorite Braggart Fantasia!
APRIL 3 (haiku in English, Japanese, and Korean, all lines mean “congratulations”)Congratulations! おめでとうございます! (omedetogozaimasu) 과 축하 해요! (Oh chugha haeyo)
APRIL 4 (prosody)Ivory and Ruby lines, in equal measure
Golden crescent hugs the Star
Against the deepest field of azure. “Mountain, city, land” – a treasure
Of many peoples near and far
With wondrous sights to travel and tour. This beautiful land, of industry and leisure
We celebrate with gendang and guitar
And salute their great capital, Kuala Lumpur!
APRIL 5 (haiku for a traveling friend)Oh goodbye Kyoto Cherry blossoms gently fall As a fond farewell.
APRIL 6The spring sun whispers a siren song With ever-increasing volume As abandoned seeds, wrapped in their wintry coats Obey the sound They tentatively peek out And reach for love.
APRIL 7Oh hail the Circadian rhythm, which keeps A hold on our awakes and our sleeps The longer days will hark To a commute not in the dark.
That’s it for the first week! I’d like to thank my friends and fellow creative folks for convincing me to try this. Next week I intend to have a shot of liquor before composing. Am I looking forward to it? You bet!