Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NapoWriMo Day Nineteen: More and Less

With each sweet word that he utters, I
Become more and more his, and less of me, less my own.

written 4/21/15 for day 19 for

The prompt for day 19 was to write a landay, and oh my, am I ever in love with this form. Y'all know how I am about a short form and this one is so flexible. I also highly recommend this Poetry Foundation post about Landays. It is excellent.


  1. Is this another about the crush? Or Neil Diamond music? Because if it's the latter, I'm right there with you.

    Not sure I completely understand the form. I don't seem to see the "ma" or "na" sound in lots of the ones I've found online? Is that optional?

    1. It's poetry ... it can be about whatever you want it to be about. (So totally about Neil Diamond ... forever in blue jeans, baby!)

      As usual, I took some liberties with the form. You are so strict! Generally, I think you want the ma and na sounds, but I was hoping that that rule was limited to if you were not composing in English. My language abilities are limited to English and cursing in French. Merde!

  2. I like this. I like this and lot. I also had fun with this form! (though I'm sure he'd want you to be more and more who you are...)

    1. I thought you would be awesome with this form! I'm glad you liked my version.


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