National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #19 (pt. 2)

Fuck it. Here is my poem for Day 19 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Mix up some well-known quotes, no more than three or four words at a time. The poem should be eight lines or longer and consist mainly of the quotes you are borrowing. The final line comes from Johnny Rotten’s remark at the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #19

Here is my Day 19 poem using the prompt: Write an abecedarian poem. Mine addresses my failure to come up with a poem for the other prompt I had for today, which was to write a poem consisting of mixed-up quotes. Well, it wasn’t really a failure, as I did write the poem—but it [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 19

The prompt for Day 19 is to write a paragraph about something, then either ‘[erase] words from this paragraph to create a poem or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem.’ I opted for the latter. The resulting poem feels incomplete, but I didn’t want to turn it into an exercise [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 19

My day 19 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write ‘a poem that recounts a creation myth.’ The day I snagged a small slice of freedom I never knew it had a name I’d been doing it for years I was at a gathering I don’t remember where or when I was alone [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #19 (April 19, 2014)

Today's prompt is kind of a long one, so I'll condense and paraphrase: [W]rite a poem using one or more of the sea shell names listed. I imagine the strawberry tip protruding from her mouth A strand of hair falls across her smiling eyes She is bathed in golden light This is how I will [...]