National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 23 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Choose four words, then use them repeatedly throughout a conversation between a mythological figure an an inanimate object. Excerpt from a conversation between Narcissus and his reflection How do these, mine eyes, ensnare me yet fail to obtain the object of my desire? ‘Those, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 22 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem that reads like a recipe, but has nothing to do with cooking or baking. Thicker substances hang together in water Gather mix let congeal and then pour into the tub Watch the strands pull apart from the ends but not break instead [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 21 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem describing a subject by only what the subject is not. Not a vindication Not an exoneration Not a justification Not a rationalization Not a complete set of evidence Not containing definitive conclusions Not coming straight out with what everyone is thinking Not [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #20 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 20 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: three or four naani. A naani consists of four lines, with a total of 20–25 syllables. Not bound to a particular subject, but depends upon human relations and current statements. Mine are connected, an adaptation and continuation of a poem I wrote last night [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #19 (pt. 2)

Fuck it. Here is my poem for Day 19 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Mix up some well-known quotes, no more than three or four words at a time. The poem should be eight lines or longer and consist mainly of the quotes you are borrowing. The final line comes from Johnny Rotten’s remark at the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #18 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 18 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: If you had to have one word tattooed on your forehead, which word would you choose? Include that word in a poem three times; try making it the third word of every third line in a poem 12 lines or longer. I could not [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #17 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 17 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Lots of three-syllable words, using this form: Line 1  three-syllable word Line 2  three words, two of them with three syllables Line 3  six words, at least three of them with three syllables Line 4  eight words, at least four of them with three [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #16 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 16 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem with four adjectives in it, then remove the adjectives and replace them with nouns. (https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/14/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-15-and-april-16-plus-some-prompt-poems/) Harder than it sounds. I have included the original adjectives with strikethroughs, with the replacement noun following. In the first line of the first stanza, I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #15 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 15 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem in which half the lines, including the last line, are borrowed from a book or long magazine article. (https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/14/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-15-and-april-16-plus-some-prompt-poems/) I chose excerpts from the Bill Nelson interview in issue 1.2 (Indian Summer 1993) of Fond Affexxions. (I hate Etsy, but there is [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #14 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 14 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem using at least six unusual words beginning with V in a poem at least eight lines long. I went all out on this one, folks: Vern the vulturine vivisectionist wasn’t viremic, as far as he knew but he couldn’t figure out [...]