NaPoWriMo Draft 16.

Lance brought home this old VHS tape of Jean Cocteau’s “Testament of Orpheus” that he bought at a Goodwill, and in one of the beginning scenes, a mother holding her baby is startled by an apparition and stands up suddenly, forgetting in her panic that she’s holding a baby, and thus dropping the baby on his head. I didn’t watch much further (I had a poem to work on!), but what a ridiculous idea! A panicked mother would hold her baby closer. I’m strenuously restraining myself from making a comment about how only a male director could pose that particular plot point. Well, as strenuously as this exhausted body can…


4 responses to “NaPoWriMo Draft 16.”

  1. Wonderful. And I used the word “unspooling” in my poem for today, too! I keep finding all these connections between my poems and the same-day poems of others doing NaPoWriMo. It’s a little unnerving, but I like it.

  2. Thank you! Y’know, Karin, I’ve never used “unspooling” in a poem before — and then my computer’s spellcheck wasn’t happy with it, which made me question my certainty/sanity! I like it, too. This entire sense of a giant lot of poets poeming every day is invigorating!

  3. Oh this is beautiful! And I have written of kites and stars this month….

  4. Cindy, thank you! I have to be careful, I do love the word “stars”…!

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