The World

On April 27, 2018
Hello all, and welcome back for Day Twenty-Seven of Na/GloPoWriMo.
Our featured participant today is Real Momma Ramblings, where getting breakfast on the table takes all five senses and strong nerves to boot.
Today we have a new interview for you, with Lauren Hunter, whose first book of poetry, HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS, was published last year by Birds LLC. You can read some of Hunter’s poetry here and here, and you can check out our interview with her here.
And now for today’s (optional) prompt. Following Lauren Hunter’s practice of relying on tarot cards to generate ideas for poems, we challenge you to pick a card (any card) from this online guide to the tarot, and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it.

The World

Appears naked dances
framed by laurel wreath
magical egg of sorts.

Who is she dancing for?
There is no public does art
require audience spectator sport?

Is she a pretty discotheque girl?
Old-fashioned stripper
too demure for the job?

Or Kim Kardashian
setting fresh rules of fashion
revealed in tweets?

Is her silken scarf slung
over her shoulder Isadora Duncan’s
destined to decapitate the dancer?

Is she last night’s newly-wed trying on
a broad-rimmed cowboy hat
to show off at the cattle fair?

A hermaphrodite figuring out
where to x on the questionnaire
what kind of marriage to pick?

World invites multiple choices:
Crawl from your snail’s shell
name your story

on stage with baton and philter
orchestrate verbal dance
love potion of poetry.

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