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14 poems down, 16 poems to go.
(9 poems on prompt, 5 poems off prompt.)
Officially, this is the first poem I have ever written on Microsoft Excel. I was following the NaPoWriMo prompt written by Nicole Nicholson. She suggested that we write a cleave poem. A cleave poem is actually three poems in one: two vertical poems and the poem that results when you read the two poems horizontally. Appropriately enough, today’s prompt was entitled: “You want me to write a what?”
As big of a form nerd as I am, I took this as a challenge to write. I actually had a lot of fun making sure that my topic could sustain three poems, that each poem read well on its own, and that I was using capitalization and punctuation as clearly as I could. For my first one, I don’t think its all that bad. I definitely expect to try this form again.