Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I have been ill for 11 days and was not feeling creative. I saved the prompts and will be posting my poems simply because I like to finish what I start 🙂 (If you still read them, I’m most appreciative!) ❤
NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 20:
Prompt: Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who suggests a prompt very much in keeping with our poet in translation, a “kenning” poem. Kennings were riddle-like metaphors used in the Norse sagas. Basically, they are ways of calling something not by its actual name, but by a sort of clever, off-kilter description — for example, the sea would be called the “whale road.” Today, I challenge you to think of a single thing or person (a house, your grandmother, etc), and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions of that thing or person.
Here is my attempt at a Kenning Poem:
The Time Thief-
It appears innocent enough
It keeps you in touch with family and friends
and is very handy in the case of emergencies.
It’s supposed to be a convenience;
however, it has crossed into the realm of being
a necessity…well at least for
lots of people.
It has merged many devices
and thus increased our dependency on it.
Modern day technology;
it’s heralded as being
possibly the most popular communication tool.
However, I prefer
the Time Thief.
© Chattinatti 2016