Thursday, 21 April 2011

Doing Laundry -- NaPoWriMo 10

My second attempt at doing the WD Poetic Form Challenge at Poetic Asides. My first attempt is here. This is also a response to the prompt at We Write Poems on writing a poem beginning with the line "I do my laundry..", which I modified slightly. This time I used this site to count my syllables. 

Doing my Laundry

I'll do my laundry when I'm good'n ready.
Really, whenever else would it be?

You didn't think I'd be doing laundry
When I could spend time at the library,
Spinning this yarn with lines that barely rhyme
About my poetry and my laundry time?

You actually think I'd do my wash
when everything is in sunlight awash?
Ha! Amazing! Really, now? Nice try!
I'll do laundry when pigs begin to fly!

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Mr. Walker said...

I liked this, the conversational tone - and the fact that the speaker clearly would rather be reading or writing than doing laundry. And thanks for the reminder about that form challenge at Poetic Asides. I need to tackle that.

Agnija said...

Thanks Mr. Walker. At one point , this 10 syllable thing got almost as annoying as doing laundry! But I can't seem to resist it. Will be sure to check yours out when you are done.

Judy Roney said...

How funny! Yes, do that laundry when you are good and ready. I don't like to do it when I have to, either. My husband and I have so little to do that it's not bad at all. I liked your playful tone on this one. Great fun.