National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 12

My Day 12 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twelve-10/. And it's my second draft, actually—a reaction to my first draft, which was a lot more specific, and more negative than I'd like. It’s tempting to race to the bottomwhen contemplating the Very, Very Small The problems they causeare so Very, Very Largeand show no [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 12

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 12 is to write a triolet. I adapted the titles of chapters from my mom’s junior-high math book for the A lines. Covid triolet triptych 1 Expressing ideas with lines and angles contemplating a variety of curves— all those lines in brambles and tangles Expressing ideas with lines and angles [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #12 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 12 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: writing about a dull thing you own, and why your love it, or about what it would mean to give away or destroy a significant object. This is the most important thing in the world This is the most important thing This is an important [...]

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 2018, Day 12

This poem is a slight deviation from the Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 12—‘a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live.’ I don’t particularly like haibun, a form that consists of prose followed by a haiku. At least, I have never read one that did not bore me within a couple of sentences. Consequently, [...]