National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 16

My Day 16 poem, based on the prompt at That mildly euphoric feeling you get from stretchingthat German probably has a word forhappens maybe once a dayWhen you can’t repeat it, there’s no sense in kvetching;just accept that it’s done forand try again on Tuesday.  Next time, wait until after your morning coffee;that’s really the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #16 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 16 poem using the prompt: ‘a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.’ I don’t think my poem ‘defamiliarizes’ anything, but it is a list. A bottle of seasoning I use on everything A bag of brown sugar waiting months for me to take it [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #16 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 16 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem with four adjectives in it, then remove the adjectives and replace them with nouns. ( Harder than it sounds. I have included the original adjectives with strikethroughs, with the replacement noun following. In the first line of the first stanza, I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 16

For Day 16, I again deviate slightly from the prompt, which is to ‘write a poem that prominently features the idea of play.’ Although there is mention of chew toys and football, I went more with playful than play. Earlier, I was looking up information about presidential pets, because it had occurred to me that I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 16

My day 16 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a poem in the form of either a letter to someone or back-and-forth correspondence. If I should think about it… I haven’t dreamed about you for twenty-four years No moments of melancholy that stretch to fill the hours No episodes of drama, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #16 (April 16, 2014)

Today's prompt: [W]rite a ten-line poem in which each line is a lie. They left the seat up and the toothpaste cap loose this much milk left in the carton —and drank the last of the orange juice The toilet paper roll is empty they forgot to lock the front door There are rainbow stains [...]