in a sky
what I am,
I own, and
I am solo,
Note: A lipogram is a poem in which the poet avoids using a certain letter. The classic choice for English speakers is to avoid the letter “e,” so that’s what I did. Oh, also … I’m happily married and do have some other buddies and pals, too. The speaker here is not me — so, no need to worry … or recommend that I check out eHarmony. And finally … Eeeeeeeeeeee! That was fun.
OK, not quite finally … I’m linking to dVerse for its Open Link Night, which is every Tuesday. Thanks for the tip, Anna!
13 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo, Day 24: A Lipogram (Which is Not a Poem about Fat)”
smiles…interesting concept to avoid a letter…might have to play with that one…i enjoyed the thought though of having stars as a companion and talking with them…they are vast and to lay under th enight sky a beautiful thing…
oh and welcome to dverse…
Thank you .. for both the comment and the welcome!
Quite the sense of humor. I really enjoyed this and your page. Look forward to return visits. Excellente!
Thank you so much! I have a lot of visiting to do, myself. I came to dverse by way of NaPoWriMo, which I heard about on Poetic Asides. My universe is quickly expanding …
hEy, this was a lEarning ExpEriEncE. EnjoyablE to say the lEast! And FUN! And did I mEntion Eharmony? No? GOOD!
(I’ve thought E-Harmony sounded like a music school course!) I especially liked your “Eeeeeee”.
Good post. thanks!
Thanks, Steve. Steve E, that is. How fitting!
I love this: “a sky / just past / my hair.” And the sounds in this poem! It’s nifty how the other vowels really pop in the absence of “e.”
Thank you! It was easier to avoid “e” than I thought it would be. In general, I’m enjoying the form challenges this month.
P.S. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT when I saw “lipo-“. Thanks for redeeming the term for poetry!
Some of these have such odd names!
I could never imagine writing anything without Es, which isn’t easy I think! This is pretty cool, though I don’t know why you picked on the lonely letter E. 🙂
You know, it wasn’t as hard as I would have thought! Poor little E.