Happy Poetry Friday!
The Poetry Postcard Project is nearly done. Look for the grand finale next Friday.
I’ve been wrestling with the next Author Amok blog project. How will we celebrate National Poetry Month, 2013?
|You can still order your NPM poster at Poets.Org.|
First, enjoy a wrestling poem. Then, I am sending you a National Poetry Month invitation (no toothy reptiles involved).
The super-saturated colors on this postcard inspired me. Not to wrestle with an alligator, but to write some light verse.
an alligator’s mouth
pulled wide is green
and juicy pink.
A row of teeth,
thin and white,
to separate thick skin
from what’s inside.
It looks so much
like watermelon rind,
who would not
lean in to take
a little bite?
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Henry Nelson, world’s champion alligator wrestler, gives daily exhibitions of this ancient Seminole sport, at Tropical Hobbyland Indian Village, N.W. 27th Avenue at 15th Street, Miami. The pit at Tropical Hobbyland contains fifty alligators, and a dozen crocodiles, yet Henry will go in the water with them entirely unarmed.
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Now that we've gotten Mr. Toothy out of the way...
Announcing Author Amok’s Fourth Annual
National Poetry Month Project:
WELCOME TO THE TECHNOVERSE
Call me a nerd, a geek, a SF buff. I won’t argue with you.
|Author Amok, is it just coincidence that a|
classic Star Trek episode is titled "Amok Time?"
Author Amok is boldly going where only the most high tech poets have gone before…to the TechnoVerse and beyond.
I'm looking for 20 intrepid explorers to guest blog in April.
Do you have a favorite poetry app, writing support program, or website you use for poetic inspiration or interesting vocab? What about a savvy poetry list-serv, or a poetry blog that’s always up on the latest trends? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uncle Amok wants YOU! to seek out new sites and new rhymifications.
Speaking of tech-savvy poetry, I hope you’ll follow me and many other Poetry Friday regulars during the March Madness Poetry Tournament. Ed DeCaria knows how to work the ‘net – his site Think Kid, Think! is both high-tech and user-friendly.
Poetry Friday is brought to you today by Julie Larios at the Drift Record. Hmm... Julie, your blog's name would make a great title for a Star Trek episode.
Be seeing you… in the TechnoVerse.