NaPoWriMo: 19 Plums

19 Apr

Miz Q has another fun prompt, gentle on the april-brain: A “wish you were here” postcard poem. Other than a slight panic when I realised I would have to employ technology to get what I wanted [abated by Miz Q who rushed into action and found a low pressure route], things seemed to go well.


I might have fought with the metre were it any month but April. As it is, I’m happy to have something that vaguely follows Williams.

Photo credit: <a href=””>arsheffield</a&gt; via <a href=””>photopin</a&gt; <a href=””>cc</a&gt;


Posted by on 19/04/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing


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16 responses to “NaPoWriMo: 19 Plums

  1. JulesPaige

    19/04/2013 at 1:35 pm

    You know the food channel has some wonderful recipes for baked and grilled fruit. But those plums look just fine the way they are.

    I went to Italy…OK so it was about 15 years ago. But I still chuckle when I think about it. Kind of like you walking in the airport with your dragon around your neck. Now that would make a good verse too. Don’t scale back now…breath fire into that verse! At least it’s an idea for when you eyes start rolling further back up in their sockets. 🙂

    • margo roby

      19/04/2013 at 3:11 pm

      I love that I can rely on you for a laugh. I’m falling behind in my reading again. Am trying hit and miss!

  2. Marian J. Veverka

    19/04/2013 at 2:01 pm

    A taste of summer. (Can’t arrive soon enough!)

    • margo roby

      19/04/2013 at 3:11 pm

      Marian, I know. We dropped 15 degrees today!

  3. viv blake

    19/04/2013 at 2:03 pm

    Yum – postcard poem and plums.

  4. Stan Ski

    19/04/2013 at 2:19 pm

    Now I need plums!

  5. Carol Carlisle

    19/04/2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love the poetic references. Brilliant combinations of tech and poetry. Yea Instagram 🙂
    PS even if it’s poetry month I still put up dance music.

    • margo roby

      19/04/2013 at 3:13 pm

      Why, thank you!

      Dance? hahahahahahah… oh, sorry. My days are insane. Dance would probably be good. I shall visit.

  6. Pamela

    19/04/2013 at 5:24 pm

    Eloquent, Margo. I love it.


  7. Elizabeth

    19/04/2013 at 6:48 pm

    When I really get stuck, my mind reaches back to WCW’s poem about the plums. That is when I knew that poetry was a world of its own and would go on growing forever. Glad to see you use it. Love the photo (luscious) and your words. Wish I was there, too,


    • margo roby

      20/04/2013 at 9:02 am

      One of my all time favourite poems, Elizabeth. I would love to have met him.


  8. Karin Wiberg

    19/04/2013 at 7:20 pm

    LOL. That’s great!


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