National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 10

The prompt for day 10 is to write a modified haiku (called hay(na)ku—ugh): the first line is one word, the second is two words, and the third is three words. It can stand alone, or several can be chained together. Well ain’t this some weird shit Virus sweeping across the entire planet Introverts have [...]

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. 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 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #10

Only one prompt available for Day 10 so far… The prompt calls for ‘a poem that starts from a regional phrase, particularly one to describe a weather phenomenon’. There's nothing particularly regional about the phrases I included. The one that opens the poem is something my ex used to say (probably still does, as [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 10

This little monster, based on the prompt for Day 10—a lot of things happening at once—is a bit of a hybrid, combining bits of actual conversation or correspondence with sarcastic interjections by me. All of this is framed by the news that my desktop computer’s hard drive is beginning to fail. Is this really a poem? [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 10

My tenth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write ‘a poem that is a portrait of someone important to you.’ This is perhaps a bit rougher than I would like, but it has been almost 25 years… Outlines and shadows detail reduced to impressions feelings You are the warmth of a smile on [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #10 (April 10, 2014)

Today's prompt is #50 on LitBridge's Creative Writing Prompts for Poetry: Look at the last 10 poems you have written. Pay attention to the ending lines. Use one of those ending lines to begin a new poem. The poem I started with, written April 2nd: There's no sun when I awake There's no sun when the day is done  [...]