National Poetry Writing Month: Day #19 (April 19, 2014)

Today’s prompt is kind of a long one, so I’ll condense and paraphrase:

[W]rite a poem using one or more of the sea shell names listed.

I imagine the strawberry tip
protruding from her mouth
A strand of hair falls
across her smiling eyes
She is bathed in golden light
This is how I will remember her


I also wrote a poem that combines prompts from PoeWar:

Write a poem that begins and ends with three single syllable words.

and Writer’s Digest:

[P]ick a color, make the color the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

As it turned out, the first three words and the last three words combine to form a coherent sentence.


The bruise is almost invisible now
You wouldn’t see it
unless you knew where to look

It still feels purple on the inside
tender to the touch
as if it were still brand new

(19 April 2014)



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