NaPoWriMo Day 23: Double Elevenie

¡Our prompt for Day Twenty-Three comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us to write a double elevenie. What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an eleven-word poem of five lines, with each line performing a specific task in the poem. The first line is one word, a noun. The second line is two words that explain what the noun in the first line does, the third line explains where the noun is in three words, the fourth line provides further explanation in four words, and the fifth line concludes with one word that sums up the feeling or result of the first line’s noun being what it is and where it is. 

A double elevenie would have two stanzas of five lines each, and twenty-two words in all. It might be fun to try to write your double elevenie based on two nouns that are opposites, like sun and moon, or mountain and sea.

 

La Alegria Suprema

Tacos
bring joy
from the truck
to my eager belly
¡Sabroso!

Chiles
improve tacos
by adding fire
so I sweat happiness
¡Divino!

 

–Scott Rhoades

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