NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 30: Who will I wake up to be? (reversed) (a poem)

The prompt for the last day of National Poetry Writing Month 2015 is to either write a poem in reverse, or take a previously written poem and reverse the order of the lines. I will want to come up with a better title for this one, but I worked with the weird dream poem [...]

2015: Baltimore (a poem)

Going back a few days to use the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt for day 23, which was to write a(n) ‘historic’ poem. We happen to be witnessing lots of history at the moment… They’re making history tonight under night time skies and the light from a dozen news cameras The difference this time is that we [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 29: Constantinople (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘what nobody knows’ poem. I can definitely say that nobody knows the answer to the question posed in this poem… What makes the name of a place that no longer exists about which I know nothing (except what I find on Wikipedia) suddenly appear in my [...]

‘Dear Monday…’ now available!

After a couple rounds of small fixes and edits, ‘Dear Monday…’ is all done! It is available now from CreateSpace; it will be on Amazon within the next few days. I am currently working on a couple of copy editing documents, so I may not get to update my web site right away. But it's done! [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 28: The edible school yard (a poem)

Today’s poem comes from a prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano: write a poem called The Edible School Yard. People complain about school pizza and burgers but those were always my favorite lunch days Admittedly, to call it ‘pizza’ was generous the burgers could have been made of just about anything I [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 27: The next day, two years later (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘looking back’ poem. Today’s prompt is to write a hay(na)ku. My poem inadvertently combines the two. Morning Wake up Cup of coffee Whisper your name in your ear Remembering You’re gone Two years now (27 April 2015)