Looking at the Letter D

Delicate daughter
Dream daily
Don’t delay
Drip dawn’s details
Drink death’s dew
Dance drunk
Delirious daffodils
Drive demons down
Defeated

A note about this poem. I was eating chocolate and nodded off in front of the computer. Sometimes the subconscious is a strange place and other times it seems like a very normal environment. And that’s all I’m going to say.

NPM scavenger hunt prompt #12 – Use the following words in a poem: delicate, daughter, detail, defeated, daily, and dip. The above poem is a Tautogram. A tautogram requires that ALL the words in the poem start with the same letter. So I have to confess that when I selected these words for the prompt I was thinking that there were 6 words that would lend themselves to a sestina and that I could combine them and the sestina prompt and kill two birds with one stone. But that just didn’t happen.

53 thoughts on “Looking at the Letter D

  1. I enjoyed your tautogram. I’m going to try to remember that poem form. Ha. I thought it interesting that you chose those particular words to begin with. PS. I’d fall asleep to avoid a sestina too.

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    1. Thanks Carrie! It was a form that I had discovered a long time ago but never tried. I think it was when I was trying to remember what the anagrammatic form was called. Hehe! Yeah the sestina was weighing heavily on my mind but I got that one over with (thankfully)!

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  2. We were on the same wavelength! My aborted attempt at a sestina was using those six words, too! And I’m nodding off in front of the computer right now! But no chocolate covered espresso beans for me today.

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    1. I’m waiting for Sparky to return from Pickleball then I’ll have lunch and head your way with the pinched/purloined GPS. I think Sparky has Klepto tendencies – but have to admit it wasn’t until I looked up (as we were nearly to our exit) that I realized we still had it in the car! Do you need to go anywhere or get anything? I can drive as I’m guessing the van will be in the shop for a couple days… Think about it!

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          1. I’m glad I didn’t go there. The closest I got to a “critique” of my art work was when a soda machine exploded on a drawing hanging on the wall of the hallway in the art building of my college and one of my fellow students said to the professor, “Professor, the coke machine just exploded over some chick’s weird drawing.”

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              1. It was pretty funny. My sculpture prof was trying to talk me out of taking Scupture 2 because he thought I had no talent and he was using my drawing as proof for why I should stay in the 2 dimensional arts when the coke machine exploded. 😀

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                    1. I’m thankful my parents encouraged me to explore my interests and talents and then supported my choices. The artist in you found a way. Water will always find its level….

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            1. I’d love some salt but that is off the menu for health reasons (along with the caffeine). I’d love some Cheddar pretzel pieces but the salt is too much – just smelling an open bag would make my ankles swell!!

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              1. The problem for me is having that food around. If it is around…I eat it. If I don’t buy it I am fine. I was watching a video and it said that there is a reason that treats are called treats…because you treat yourself to them occassionally. Lol.

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                1. Hehe! Yes, there are some things that are just too enticing and unhealthy that I can’t resist… I have a box of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies that I’ve been holding onto for over a year and as long as I don’t open them I can resist. Once opened I have no self control! Then there are the gummi candies that I can’t even have in the house. If they are anywhere around I can hear them calling my name!

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                    1. Hehe! It used to be a non-issue when the boys lived here. A bag of chips or a box of cookies were never opened by them but once opened I’d never get a second chance. I had to take what I wanted the first time around. Now I tend to finish those treats off in no time at all!

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