National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 17

My Day 17 poem, based on the prompt at Everybody in the neighborhoodknew Busterthe friendly neighbor dog Buster’s thing was to turn three-quartersfor you to scratch his butt But you had to be carefulbecause once you startedhe was going to insist you keep going All the whilehis head raisedgurgling with his eyes (written 16 April [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #17 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 17 poem using the prompt: a poem that presents a scene from an unusual point of view. It starts from one point and races to the other In one swift motion two-fingernails sharp I’m half of what I used to be but two layers instead of one Plus a little [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #17 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 17 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Lots of three-syllable words, using this form: Line 1  three-syllable word Line 2  three words, two of them with three syllables Line 3  six words, at least three of them with three syllables Line 4  eight words, at least four of them with three [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 17

Unfortunately, I can’t follow the prompt for Day 17, which is to ‘write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time.’ The explanation for this is the poem. Classified material (or I don’t know what else to call this, so I’m calling it that) Anecdotes don’t run in my family— never [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 17

My day 17 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a nocturne. The phrase solitaire shroud had been stuck in my head for about an hour or so; with a slight adjustment, I used that as the basis for my poem… The solitaire shawl The solitaire shawl draped over her shoulders waits for someone [...]