National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 21

Off-prompt today. I have no answers and today I’m not looking Sometimes it’s better to sit with the mystery and let it stew Understanding will come as the flavors deepen Let it happen (21 April 2020) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: If they can’t get it [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 21 poem using the prompt: Write a poem incorporating wild, surreal images. Harder than it sounds… My love note to Sunday climbed upon deaf ears and rode them into the hornet nest This was possible because the hornets had decamped to Mandalay for reasons they would not reveal Unfortunately an [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 21 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem describing a subject by only what the subject is not. Not a vindication Not an exoneration Not a justification Not a rationalization Not a complete set of evidence Not containing definitive conclusions Not coming straight out with what everyone is thinking Not [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 21

The prompt for Day 21 is one of those I’m not really keen on. The idea is to base the poem on the myth of Narcissus. I made the protagonist of my poem the opposite of Narcissus. The form of my poem is a modified rimas dissolutas. Normally, the corresponding line of each stanza rhymes (though [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 21

My day 21 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write a poem that ‘incorporates overheard speech.’ I actually have written several such poems lately—including my Day 20 poem (which used my dropbox list of recent files as the source for the title), my Day 18 poem (which incorporated an invented word from 1989 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #21 (April 21, 2014)

For today's entry, I went with one of the prompts from Kelli Russell Agodon's list: Write a poem with the opposite hand that you write with, or, if you type your poems on the computer, use only one hand to type. Then I applied one of the random prompts on Language is a Virus: Systematically derange [...]