National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #13 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 13 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: a poem about something mysterious or spooky. A circle unassuming A label a logo a hole in the centre A device mechanical electronic Boxes connected by wires Switch on press Play A few seconds later the greatest thing ever fills the room (12 April 2019—posted [...]

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 2018, Day 13

I have again managed a slight deviation from the Napowrimo.net prompt. For Day 13, the prompt is to: write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended. For example, if you chose the phrase “A stitch in time saves nine,” you might reverse that into something like: “a broken thread; I’m [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 13

My thirteenth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a ghazal. I’m not thrilled with any of my attempts at this form; this is the one I disliked the least. Ghazal about depression cleverly camouflaged as a poem about the weather I hate to keep going on about the weather, but each day, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2014)

Today's prompt comes from the Poetry Prompts page at PoeWar.com: Write a poem using Skeltonic Verse. I've shed no tears for so many years all my worst fears have no place to go So they grow and they grow and the next thing I know they knock me about as they fight to get out fuelling my [...]