Beautiful Things

Napowrimo 2018

Day 4

And now for our (optional) daily prompt. Our craft resource today focuses on the use of concrete nouns and specific details, using the idea of “putting a dog in it.” Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! For example, you could have a poem about sadness that describes that emotion as “a rowboat tethered with fishing line to a willow that leans over a pond. Rainwater collects in the bottom, and mosquito eggs.” Concrete details like those can draw the reader in and let them imagine the real world where your abstract ideal or feeling happens. Happy writing!

I’ve decided to write about beauty, hopefully I’ve got the concept of the prompt.

Its the artificial icing,

On a over processed cake.

It may look magnificent,

That does nothing for the taste.

Some will flock to see it,

In ore of the image it portrays.

They don’t care that its bitter inside.

For its appearance they’ll stay by its side.

I prefer a Sunset.

Naturally satisfying,

Warming inside out.

Giving goodness to everyone,

Selfless without a doubt.

Sometimes there is ice cream.

Looks and tastes delicious.

It’ll go down with ease,

But beware the brain freeze.

So there are many layers,

On the inside of a cake.

Beware the pretty icing,

It does nothing for the taste.

By Katie Haigh

©️KATIEHAIGH 04/04/18

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