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 [...]