Today’s #waterpoemproject prompt involved thinking of some favorite words, then somehow connecting them to water. “Bamboozle” is a word I love the sound of, and it means to trick someone. It also has “bamboo” in it. So I thought about how bamboo in the rainforests grow so fast, and that maybe the rain tricks it into doing so by promising it will reach the sky. Only instead of reaching the sky, it ends up as eco-friendly flooring in someone’s house.
Not a stellar poem, since it requires so much explanation, but it was fun to approach a poem in a totally different way! I want to come back to this prompt and try it again!
Like most everybody else, I’m experiencing lots of upheavals lately! I have no huge National Poetry Month plans–just hoping to share an imagepoem here each day (or as often as I can). I’m participating in Laura Shovan’s awesome #WaterPoemProject the best I can, so most of my poems will come from either that or from the PAD (Poem A Day) Challenge at Writers Digest. Grateful for the distraction of poetry and friends!
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