Day 3 – National Poetry Month

April 3, 2019

Prompt #3: “On the Field” – Write from the perspective of a sports ball

As I prepare my spherical frame 
For the rush of the incoming game, 
My pelt glistens with great mirth
At the approaching feet on the earth.

A whistle is blown; my robust exterior
Deforms as a force far superior
Impacts me fiercely
And I fly up the sky with full trust. 

As I rise, I wave to the sun and birds, 
Gracing them with my aerial gymnastics. 
Wind currents decide to waltz alongside
My dashing performance.
However, my elaborate dance routine 
suddenly changes its course
As it decides to tango with gravity.

Gravity’s strong and passionate pull
Drains the bountiful strength
That my soul previously indulged in.
As exhaustion overpowers me,
My glistening spots lose their shine.
Drowsiness gradually possesses me, Numbing my entrails and leaving me blind.
Senseless I feel after I finish my trip.
Lifeless I am until the next kick.

By Diego Redondo (12th grade)

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Introducing National Poetry Writing Month!

During this upcoming month, Zeitgeist Literary Magazine and its members will be participating in National Poetry Writing Month, a creative writing project held annually in April. Participants write a poem each day for one month.

All our club members will participate and submit their poems, which will be viewed through our website.

Check out the “NaPoWriMo” page to access a poem for each day of the month! It will be uploaded daily with new content!

Day 2 – National Poetry Month

April 2, 2019

Prompt #2: “Stranger Conversations” – Start a poem with a line or a phrase from an interesting conversation

Wonders of the World

What do you think is the world’s greatest wonder?

“I think it’s the pyramids.”

“I think it’s the Grand Canyon.”  

Most people would say such things.

But in my opinion, the world’s greatest wonder

is the ability to see, hear, touch,

taste, smell, and love.

Most people think of places or things,

and not of how fortunate

they are over other beings to be

able to do things other creatures can’t.

– Pablo Ramírez (10th grade)

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Day 1 – National Poetry Month

April 1, 2019

Prompt #1: “7 Days, 7 Lines”: Poem about every day of the week.

Sweet Emotions

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Seven days per week, seven emotions per week

On Monday, we’re tired

On Tuesday, we’re in denial

On Wednesday, we’re hopeful for Friday

On Thursday, we’re not having it anymore

On Friday, we’re extremely happy school ended

On Saturday, we’re either lazy or in a party mood

On Sunday, we’re stressed, because it all has to begin again

– Mariana Rosado (10th grade)

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