Monday, April 29, 2013

Petabyte Latin

NaPoWriMo, Day 29


Petabyte Latin

I never learned
the Latin-speak
All of it seems, well
-- hopelessly Greek

So risking red face
and bad grammatical decorum
I bold-declare at the world:
Amo verborum
                      



© Julie Bartha-Vasquez, 2013


All the Latin I've learned in life
I learned from Google Translate
Photo: Julie Bartha-Vasquez
Notes on the Poem:
The writing prompt today was to use foreign language phrases in your poem. To be honest, the prompt
itself didn't really light a spark under me today. I had other ideas I was chewing. But the day got away from me with work and kids and purple glitter on the carpet. But then a  friend's blog post about the awesomeness of knowing Latin got me thinking about how I wished I'd had the chance to take a basic Latin class at some point in life. So now, late at night, I'm falling back on my old standbys -- Google, Wikipedia and a basic rhyme scheme -- to throw together something fun and silly.
Tomorrow is the last NaPoWriMo Day. But I am also thinking about ways of keeping the creative mojo  going. I honestly didn't expect that 1)- I'd be able to keep up with this for the whole month, 2)- that I would want to do this every day for a month and that 3)- other people would be wanting to do it with me. Awesome experience all around. It's been fun... hoping we can keep it going. -- WNG

1 comment:

  1. I would love to keep it going; are you thinking of staying exclusively poetry focused?

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