Palatial – #NaPoWriMo19 – 15

#NaPoWriMo19, Random poetry Add comments

Good Evening! 


“Our prompt for today (optional, as always), takes its inspiration from the idea of a poem as a sort of tiny play, which can be performed dramatically….today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue. It doesn’t have to be quite as serious as Browning or Shakespeare, of course, but try to create a sort of specific voice or character that can act as the “speaker” of your poem, and that could be acted by someone reciting the poem” [from the NaPoWriMo site]

I love writing the kind of poem that could be performed!  I wrote this one and gave myself the idea for this blog, and I have written quite a few others over the years!

But what to make today’s ‘dramatic monologue’ about?  I was really a bit stumped. 

Motherhood again?  Some deep dark loss?

Enter: oh hallowed Random Word Generator


Hear ye, Hear ye:

Turn thy learn-ed eye

Upon this stunning replica

Of the Palace of Versailles!

Praise the manufacturer!

As winner of thine heart –

No small – no paltry residence

This wondrous work of art!


Storage? Boundless enclaves

Does this beauty here possess!

One could shelter a whole village

At this imposing address!

Such ostentatious living

Is not for the rank and file;

But they’ll all scheme to be like you

(Though they may hiss their denial)


So come: join me for the viewing of

This jewel of properties;

I can think of no circumstance

Where it could fail to please…!!


Who knew watching this news report today would prove to be so useful?! 😉


Take care and I’ll be baaaack, dearhearts…


[Pic is from here]


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