National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 13

My Day 13 poem, loosely based on the prompt at It’s that feeling you getonly with a really good stretch You know, the kind of stretchthat makes your cat extend its legsthat much farther and then they shake a little It’s not quite passing outbut it almost feels likeyour mind is about to implode [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 13

The prompt for day 13 is to ‘write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen.’ I approached this from a slightly different angle; I can’t say there was theft involved, but I was definitely on the receiving end of more generosity than was perhaps warranted. So it’s more an accounting than an apology, non- [...]

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

Here is my Day 13 poem using the 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 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—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 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 [...]