Phrasing Out – #NaPoWriMo22 – Day 6

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Good Evening!


On the NaPo site for Day 6, I was tasked with the below:

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a variation of an acrostic poem. But rather than spelling out a word with the first letters of each line, I’d like you to write a poem that reproduces a phrase with the first words of each line. Perhaps you could write a poem in which the first words of each line, read together, reproduce a treasured line of poetry? You could even try using a newspaper headline or something from a magazine article. 

I chose a quote from Percy Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry to start my lines with: “Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted“. Then I meshed it into a poem that seems to say the opposite! 😉

Panorama, Landscape, Reflection, Lake, Nature, Water 

Poetry is my enemy

is my whispering companion,

a ceaseless commentary.

Mirror gazing became a seeking mission

which confused my youth.  It

makes for nothing


that itch I can never satisfactorily scratch

which wakes me, full of verse,

is every blade of pain magnified and



I hope you join me again for Day 7 – which may be up a little late as it is Eldest’s 12th  birthday…which is just too scary to get my head around, really!!!


Monty X

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2 Responses to “Phrasing Out – #NaPoWriMo22 – Day 6”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Happy birthday Eldest!

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thank you, he appeared to have a good day! I hope things are not heating up too much for you in the desert, big hugs from a Springy-but-kinda-chilly Scotland!

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