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From the Start

Day 3 Of NaPoWriMo 2018. 

A special kind of knave seeks to incite from the start
A peep show, a dumpster fire that ignites from the start.

The grieving, meddling kids with sassy mouths, don’t know
any better than to demand the spotlight from the start.

The dance of the palms, the kneading of the flesh, the squeeze of
the fingers, relieve knots that were real tight from the start.

They speak of draining the swamp, while filling it
with more denizens and acolytes from the start.

The song lyrics promise to take me to the stars, where
the spring zephry will no doubt delight from the start.

The metalheads: the Ragged Rafi and The Ruffians scream
yahoo and junglee, rocking in the limelight from the start.

The band ‘Mirage’ and the Mirth Makers, sing their
new hit song – dreams of lily that is white from the start.

Today’s prompt was:

Today’s prompt (optional as always), is inspired by our interview with Peter Davis. As he indicates there, his latest book is rooted in endlessly writing ideas for band names. Today, we challenge you to try this out yourself by writing a list poem in which all the items are made-up names. If band names don’t inspire, how about a list of titles for romantic novels? Or new television cop dramas? They can be as over-the-top as you like, because that’s (at least) half the fun. Happy writing!

Instead of following the prompt directly, wrote couple of couplets in a ghazal that incorporates the prompt.

1. Song lyrics:
Aao huzoor tumko sitaron me le chalu
dil jhoom jaaye aisi bahaaron mein le chalun

2. Mohammed Rafi has a song filmed on Shami Kapoor:
Yahoo, Yahoo, chaahe koyi mujhe junglee kahe, kehne do jee kehta rahe
Hum pyaar ke toofaanon mein gire hai, hum kya kare
. I can totally picture Rafi as a metalhead.

One thought on “From the Start

  1. Pingback: NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo 2018 – Day 3 – “Band Rehearsal” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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