Good morning and welcome to day nine of NaPoWriMo.
Our prompt for today is to write a persona poem â€” a kind of dramatic monologue. Hereâ€™s Rita Dove channeling Beethoven, and Robert Browning giving voice to a very grumpy monk. The Summer 2008 issue of Poemeleon furnishes many more great examples. So pick a character to inhabit â€” a person from history, an imaginary or mythical person (like Snow White or Zeus), or just someone youâ€™re not (an Olympic marathon champion, perhaps? I know Iâ€™m not one of those), and write in their voice.
Once again I am combining the prompt with mindful poetry.Â And so I present...
The Slightly MadÂ Poet
Zoomâ€¦ Do you see
Winged zebras zigzagging across the room?