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 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #13 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 13 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem in the style of bill bissett. Not really my thing, but I managed to combine the phonetic (mis)spelling with a bit of fun at my own expense (I’m a copy editor)—and even threw in a Jules and the Polar Bears reference. [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #12 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 12 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: An acrostic poem using the title of a favorite movie from the year you were born; the poem should have something to do with a childhood memory. (https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-10-1112-13-14-plus-some-poems/) I used Irma la Douce and The Pink Panther. Though neither count as favorites, I have seen both [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #11 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 11 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use book titles in a poem: 4 or 5 in a poem at least 8 lines long, 6 in a 12-line poem, or 8 in a 16-line poem. Here, in order, is the list of book titles I used: Cocteau’s World — Jean Cocteau (anthology; [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #10 (pt. 2)

My second poem for Day 10, follows Chris Jarmick’s POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: ten lines about something which [sic] was, but now is not. https://chrisjarmick.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/napowrimo-prompts-for-april-10-1112-13-14-plus-some-poems/ Sick’s Stadium, Seattle The Pilots were there for their only season I never saw them play but I did see the Rainiers a couple of times I almost saw Kurt Russell play once [...]