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Friday, 11 April 2014

The Prompt for the NaPoWriMo today is,
Our own prompt for today should be a little simpler. (As always, the prompts are optional). Once upon a time, poetry was regularly used in advertisements, most notably the Burma-Shave ads:
Said Farmer Brown
Who’s bald on top
“Wish I could
Rotate the crop”
Burma-Shave
Or
She put a bullet
Through his hat
But he’s had closer
Shaves than that
Burma-Shave
Today, I challenge you to write your own advertisement-poem. You don’t need to advertise Burma-Shave. Any product (or idea) will do. Perhaps you could write a poem advertising poetry? It certainly could use the publicity! On that note, let me leave you until tomorrow with this paen to the virtues of advertisement:
The codfish lays ten thousand eggs,
The homely hen lays one.
The codfish never cackles
To tell you what she’s done-
And so we scorn the codfish
While the humble hen we prize.
It only goes to show you
That it pays to advertise!
- Anonymous”
Also, tagging this post to #atozchallenge.



Also, I don't know whether I have been completely able to do justice to today's prompt. But this is what I chose to write, which is straight from the heart.



Joyce I write
Pondering Two I pour
Words that ignite
The Love and Passion for more

Lovely, Beautiful and Fantastic
Adjectives showered upon
Makes me tick
On and on

Seeing my stories in print
I feel pleased
Imprints after imprints
Work and passion squeezed

Without your constant Love
Wouldn’t have been possible
Thank you; over and above
I pledge to be humble

Hope you connect
With me and my writings
Be it on twitter or FB
@rohank01 and PonderingTwo


Picture Courtesy: zerodean.com


Listed below are my fellow NaPoWriMo Participants -
http://andiwrite.com/ – Hrishikesh
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18 comments:

  1. Wow Rohan this is beautiful.....and we should thank you for wriying some amazing stuff :)

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    1. Thank you so much Jaibala!! Humbled by your words. Hope to continue spreading my words. :)

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  2. Congrats for getting stories in print
    That a bful poem
    dropping by from A to Zers

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  3. This is so sweet, what better way to say thanks to your readers. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Sfurti!! Glad that you liked it :)

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  4. This is a nice way of thanking people :)

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  5. What a nice way to promote your writing. Lovely Rohan. :)

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  6. That's a nice ode for your friends :) And I like the 2nd Burma-Shave poem :) And about the hen and fish, well, it does pay to advertize.

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    1. Thanks Parthima :) yes it does pays to advertise.

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  7. I love this!! Using the prompt as self promotion!

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