NaNoWriMo: 11/5.5 Ode to My Procrastinating Ways

Just Say No

~~JUST SAY NO!@!!@ ~~

Ode to My Procrastinating Ways

But first, let me research odes
the ode is lyrical
it can be musical
some would even dance to it

Me, I’ll just write upon it a bit
i’ll touch – just briefly – on its usual traditions

There is the Pindaric
his odes would be formal and elaborate
today, he’d probably film something
it would hit YouTube and go viral
it would be shared out on FaceBook
with astronomical likes
and – you’d be able to dance to it

Then there’s the Horatian tradition
this form is still pretty formal
but there would be no video
you’d like it in an introspective way
you’d check your inner landscape
to see where it touched you
you’d hum along with the tune
as you communed with yourself

The third usual form the ode takes is irregular
I sampled a few to get a feel for them
but to be honest
i couldn’t see many similarities
they ran the gamut
from Shelly’s Ode to the West Wind
to Bernadette Mayer’s Ode on Periods

So thank you for this
lovely hour of unabashed procrastination
’twas not as productive as doing the dishes
cleaning a sock drawer
or finally knocking down the cobwebs
festooning the office corner

but i was sitting at my computer
and i was writing…
sort of


For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

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