NaPoWriMo 2010 ReadWritePoem Challenge Day 27 – “Take a word that’s part of you — your name, your birth month, your favorite animal, your guiding principle. Write that word vertically down a page and use the letters to start the lines of a poem. When you’re done, you’ll have an acrostic poem.” I think acrostics are childish, but I’m game.
Was inspired by viciousorvirtuous’ poem today.
My family traditionally pronounces our last name with the G silent – [Kahn-din] – and a bit casually. But I find it easier in the world, especially with all the people I contact through work, to say it as spelled, saying the “-ng”. Also with the family’s way, you can imagine how it gets pronounced sometimes.
One too many there, always
Never tripping sweetly off my tongue
Gripped by that family choice –
Do or Don’t pronounce the Gee
Onomatopoeia would be easier, just say – Clunk!
Now that rings truer, somehow