Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How to See the Country

NaPoWriMo Day 19 prompt: Many years ago, “didactic” poetry was very common – in other words, poetry that explicitly sought to instruct the reader in some kind of skill or knowledge, whether moral, philosophical, or practical. . . write the latter kind of “how to” poem – a didactic poem that focuses on a practical skill. Hopefully, you’ll be able to weave the concrete details of the action into a compelling verse. Also, your “practical” skill could be somewhat mythological, imaginary, or funny, 

How to see the Country

Choose roads that drive right through small towns
Count the churches as you drive through
Avoid divided highways
Fill up with gas when you start
Get more gas the first time you see it reasonably priced
Pack a cooler with ice and water
Pack a few snacks
Stop when you see a bathroom
Go a few miles further to see an historic site
Turn around when you think you missed something
Stay at a bed and breakfast
Tour a museum when you have an opportunity 
Stop to explore a site
You may not be that way ever again

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