Silent Bell ~ Etegami for NaPoWriMo Day 7

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a quiet tussle

this weighted silence

where’s the cat?


Digital Drawing and Painting

My response to the National Poetry Writing Month Day 7 prompt “. . . . write a poem in which each line except the last takes the form of a single, declarative sentence. Then, the final line should take the form of a question. ” on NaPoWriMo—April 2013. 

As I’m working with haiku I’ve modified my response a bit, yet attempted to keep the spirit of the challenge. 

My haiku comes from a time when I had a cat named Jammer that showed great prowess as a bird hunter (among other things). I eventually used a bell on him, although he learned how to get it off when he really wanted to do so. When the bell was silent, I knew I had to find that cat if I wanted birds in the yard.  

Etegami is the Japanese Folk Art of writing (which can be haiku but does not have to be haiku) and drawing (with or without color), intended to be sent between friends through a postal service, often as a postcard (although it does not have to be a postcard either). 

This work is now available as a postcard in packets of eight on my 19 Planets Cafepress shop.

Be fun—Write Haiku or other Poetry every day in April – Aloha

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