National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 6

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 6 is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. I went with the wolf-like creature playing the drum… Beat on the drum Beat on the drum Beat on the drum The Executioner is everywhere his presence both unseen and manifest in creatures known and [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 5

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 5 is to use Jim Simmerman’s Twenty Little Poetry Projects prompt to write a poem. I didn’t use all twenty, but otherwise didn’t do too badly. I was partly inspired by the coffin photo from an article in The Stranger, which got me—again—on the subject of covid-19… The world’s gone [...]