Today’s prompt is to write in the voice of a guidebook. Think Lonely Planet goes poetry.
It’s a chance to take language that’s used for one thing and write about something else completely. My friend Greg Hischak refers to this as co-opting language, and he does this brilliantly. For example, in his poem “Preflight,” he uses the flight attendant safety speech format to talk about poetry. An excerpt:
Grasp the poem firmly before applying it
to the inner child traveling with you
So today, let’s think of traveling outside of our usual syntax and see where a guidebook can take us.
And to recap the week:
*** Poem fom day 7 (up about a day–and then “poof”, it will be gone) ***
(This poem was about the Panic Gardens–inspired by the Butchart Gardens and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and my general state of alarm.)