‘About Me’ A Kenning Poem – Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo

‘About Me’ A Kenning Poem – Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo

On to Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month and I am once again following the prompt over on the NaPoWriMo site. They have challenged us to write a kenning poem which is a riddle-like metaphor used in the Norse sagas. They are basically a way of describing something without using it’s actual name. They have asked us to think of a single thing or person – so I decided to use myself as the subject – and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions. For example, you might call a cat a mouse-stalker, quiet-walker, bird-warner, purr-former, etc.

 About Me

Tear-drier
Home-cooker
Film-crier
Dirty-looker

Tea-drinker
Photo-taker
Long-thinker
Home-maker

Blog-writer
iPhone-user
Rights-fighter
Silent-muser

Proud-mother
Advice-giver
Family-lover
Life-liver

Victoria Welton 20th April 2016

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18 Comments

  1. April 23, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    That’s brilliant Vicky! And without knowing you personally, I feel I still know you quite well through your blog and social media and those descriptions are spot-on! Love it and feel inspired to give it a go myself now. 🙂 Thanks for hosting #prose4t

  2. April 22, 2016 / 4:14 am

    Wonderful idea to write a poem about yourself and the multiple roles of your life

  3. April 21, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    Love love LOVE this

    It’s going on my fridge!

  4. Agent Spitback
    April 21, 2016 / 10:01 am

    This is interesting! It does evoke powerful images. The power of words! Enjoyed it very much.

  5. April 21, 2016 / 1:10 am

    Truly brilliant. It has everything! Great images, perfect rhythm and clever rhyme. A great start to my day! Best wishes! TJ

  6. April 20, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Great poem Vicky. I love the rhythm of it. 🙂

  7. April 20, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    I like the flow of this, I can hear a beat on every line.

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