PuNk POeMs #NaPoWriMo

Collage Poems (Sketchbook 2022), © N Nazir 2022

© N Nazir 2022

NaPoWriMo Prompt: Hard-boiled detective novels are known for their use of vivid similes, often with an ironic or sarcastic tone. Novelist Raymond Chandler is particularly adept at these. Here are a few from his novels:

  • A few locks of dry, white hair clung to his scalp, like wild flowers fighting for life on a bare rock.
  • Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.
  • From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
  • She smelled the way the Taj Mahal looks by moonlight.
  • He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to channel your inner gumshoe, and write a poem in which you describe something with a hard-boiled simile. Feel free to use just one, or try to go for broke and stuff your poem with similes till it’s . . . as dense as bread baked by a plumber, as round as the eyes of a girl who wants you to think she’s never heard such language, and as easy to miss as a brass band in a cathedral.

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15 thoughts on “PuNk POeMs #NaPoWriMo

    1. Thank you, my friend. Really? They’re quite fun to do! I haven’t seen many poets do it. Although plenty of people mess around with those word magnets you stick on your fridge. It’s kind of like that, I guess! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Manja Mex! I’m glad you like the aesthetic, I’m a big fan of it too. I’m pleased you like the last section, I deliberately left it unfinished as I couldn’t see what else it needed. Thank you ❤

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