in April writing a poem,
it’s participation in the writing month
and not taking up the challenge
would really give me the hump.
So here is a humble apology
for the brevity of my ditty,
not flowery or blustering, I admit,
but it really is the pits.
Kim M. Russell, 19th April 2017
On Day 19 of The Poetry School’s NaPoWriMo prompts, with a hat-tip to Charles Bernstein’s ‘Experiments’, today’s task is to write the worst poem we can imagine: awful scansion, hopeless imagery, tone-deaf statements, bluster, pretension, wrenched rhymes, sentimentality – that’s what they’re after. For inspiration, they have shared the following links:
The Anti-Slam: https://www.facebook.com/theantislam/
‘The Tay Bridge Disaster’: http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/gems/the-tay-bridge-disaster