Sunday, April 16, 2017

National Poetry Month: Let's Start in the Middle

         Here is my poem for Day 14 of National Poetry Month. It's written in response to a prompt from the NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo! site that provides encouragement, support, and community for people who are trying to write a poem each a day through the month of April.
The site also provides a different kind of prompt each day, examples, places to find for more examples, in addition to its other features. [Check out the site at]
Here is the site's prompt for April 14:"Because it’s Friday, let’s keep it light and silly today, with a clerihew. This is a four line poem biographical poem that satirizes a famous person."
The site offers this example:

Emily Dickinson
wasn’t a fickle one.
Having settled in Amherst,
she wouldn’t be dispersed.

Here's my offering, titled "Hell of a Time":

Hieronymus Bosch
Grew a garden of squash.
Dealing with black spot, Beelzebub fly, and weather sub-prime
By the evidence of art he had a hell of a time.