NaPoWriMo Poetry

Writing A Landay

I’m really glad we have Sunday’s off on the Blogging A to Z Challenge because there is no way I’d be able to come up with a subject for today’s NaPoWriMo prompt that would work in collaboration with it. Today we had to write a landay. Click on the word and it will take you to a link that explains it. It does have a form: 2 lines with the first line containing nine syllables and the second line, thirteen syllables. It comes from Afghanistan. When I read the description and some of the included landays, it brought to mind the book I read last year titled Sold by Patricia McCormick. So, my landay is in reference to that book.


Father drinks and gambles me away,

Sex slave I become so the barman he can pay.


Hope you have had a great weekend.

xo Jesi


Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

4 Replies to “Writing A Landay

  1. Oh, Jesi! ~hugs~ That is so powerful, beautiful, and saddening. Excellent work on a very hard topic and new poetic form. I know I have never heard of it/

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