National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 4

My fourth poem for National Poetry Writing Month combines the prompt from Napowrimo.net, which is to write a poem ‘with a word or idea or line it isn’t expressing directly’, with the prompt from the NaPoWriMo Facebook page, which is to ‘make use of Color [sic] as your theme.’ [Update: I moved the I have no need… stanza because [...]

There may be hope after all…

Having started to worry about whether my extensive use of color visuals in the book I am currently working on would work well with CreateSpace, I was happy to find this video on YouTube today: https://youtu.be/7MYrJbT64xU From what I can tell, the reproduction looks pretty good. So, for now, I shall forge ahead… (27 May [...]

Pleasantville (a poem)

Continuing my verbless journey through May… Fire in the trees color, light, heat, ash Symbolism with intent a cocktail of confusion A sea change worlds in flux jazz afternoons blues in the night Fear of knowledge fear of youth Resistance—Pushback—Struggle—Conflict One way or another the inevitable resolution Lessons from the imagination (3 M3ay 2016)

National Poetry Writing Month, Day #8

Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem about a flower. Since this is about as exciting to me as the seeds thing, since the day-eight prompt was up well before midnight in my time zone, and since all of the poems I wrote for day 7 used the tritina form (and I was therefore in [...]

Illumination (A poem)

Getting back to it after a bit of a break. Note that I am using illumination here in the Japanese sense; examples of illumination can be seen here and here. It’s been years since I last saw the lights opulent displays of color and bright to enliven the season distract from the chill with festivities running on into [...]

An untitled poem about the intangible quality of love (A poem)

I feel I captured a strong feeling with this poem—at least, a strong feeling that I had as I wrote it. In that sense, writing this particular poem was an act of hope… So often the heart in love is portrayed as blood red that’s where passion lies, they say My heart beats on the [...]

I want to be more like the color red (a poem)

The December 23rd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, didn’t interest me—so I went to the December 24th prompt, which provided a few possible first lines for a poem. I chose I want to be more like the color red… I want to be more like the color [...]

Green (a poem)

The August 22nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to choose a color, then write a poem using only images of that color. I didn't quite do it that way, but it worked for me. It's the color of the trees around me [...]

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

Today's NaPoWriMo.net 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 [...]