National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 14

The prompt for day 14 is to ‘write a poem that deals with the poems, poets, and other people who inspired you to write poems. These could be poems/poets/people that you strive to be like, or even poems, poets, and people that you strive not to be like.’ It has to be real             [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #14 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 14 poem using the prompt: a poem incorporating homophones, homographs, and homonyms. I probably should have waited until first thing in the morning instead of writing just before bed (the prompt goes live at 9 PM Pacific time), because this poem (as such) is just silly. When in doubt, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #14 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 14 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem using at least six unusual words beginning with V in a poem at least eight lines long. I went all out on this one, folks: Vern the vulturine vivisectionist wasn’t viremic, as far as he knew but he couldn’t figure out [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 14

For Day 14, I have managed to properly work with the prompt. The task was to create entries for an imaginary dream dictionary with the words provided. Broken dream dictionary ballet slipper Your heart will most certainly be broken— but in the most beautiful, delicate, precise way possible. dentist You will never need one of these, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 14 (Part 2)

Bonus round! This set of poems for Day 14 for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from the Facebook NaPoWriMo page—write five haiku on the same topic. I’m going back and forth on the proper order for nos. 2 and 3, but will leave them be for now. 5 haiku about secret thoughts 1 That’s a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 14

My day 14 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a clarihew. I wanted to avoid writing about our president-inator, or any other political figure, so I decided to pay tribute to local legend Tony James. Tony James clerihew The man called Tony James goes by many different names. From Gaydolf to Freckles and [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #14, Part 2 (April 14, 2014)

Today's prompt: [W]rite a poem in which every sentence, except for the last one, is in the form of a question. What if I were fearless? —What's stopping you? What if consequences didn't matter? —What could possibly happen? What about what I want? —Is that what you really want? What about— —What about it? [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #14 (April 14, 2014)

Today's prompt comes from Day 14 of the  2014 April PAD Challenge at Writer's Digest: [T]ake the phrase 'If I Were (blank),' replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. IF I WERE SOMEONE ELSE I If I were someone else I might [...]