On Friday Night

on Friday night

on friday night I

won’t sing for sunday

won’t mourn for monday

won’t tattle on tuesday

won’t wonder about wednesday

won’t think much of thursday

but on friday night, on friday

I will dance into saturday.

NaPoWriMo #25

*On the NaPoWriMo website today, the prompt suggested we write a poem using Anaphora which “is a literary term for the practice of repeating certain words or phrases at the beginning of multiple clauses or, in the case of a poem, multiple lines. The phrase ‘A time to,’ as used in the third Chapter of Ecclesiastes, is a good example of anaphora. But you don’t have to be the Old Testament (or a Byrds song) to use anaphora. Allen Ginsberg used it in Howl, for example. This post by Rebecca Hazelton on the Poetry Foundation’s blog gives other great examples of anaphora in action.” And here, I give you my Friday night. Enjoy your weekend.

I’m writing a poem every day in April as part of NaPoWriMo’s celebration of National Poetry Month. Won’t you join me in poetry?


2 thoughts on “On Friday Night

  1. I love the emphasis and the rhythm of the repetition. There is something Mother Goose-ish about this in its sing-song movement, but the message is only for grown-ups. Having one day to stop thinking about the other six is important.

    The photo is great.

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