National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 22

My Day 22 poem, based on the prompt at Inclusive of the entire bracket of unitsused to measure the durations of eventsand intervals between eventsthe aggregations of cellsthat constitute the unit known as Kevinconfigure themselves in orientationsthat are identical or near-identicaland exhibit identical or near-identical behaviorsat points distributed frequentlyand almost evenlyalong the horizontal axisof [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 22 poem using the prompt: Write a poem that engages with another art form. I wrote this poem while looking at the image below (which I drew on April 13th), and listening to a couple of ECM recordings: Dallëndyshe, by the Elina Duni Quartet, and What was said, by Tord Gustavsen with Simin [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 22 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem that reads like a recipe, but has nothing to do with cooking or baking. Thicker substances hang together in water Gather mix let congeal and then pour into the tub Watch the strands pull apart from the ends but not break instead [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 22

The prompt for Day 22 brought out the contrarian in me… Make the impossible possible They say these things are impossible: The sun can’t rise in the west. A circle can’t have corners. Pigs can’t fly. The clock can’t strike thirteen. The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the sky. A mouse can’t eat an elephant. I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 22

My day 22 poem for National Poetry Writing Month doesn’t use the prompt on (because I’m not interested in figuring out how to write a georgic right now)—but still sticks with the Earth Day theme (sort of)… We’re really not in Kansas anymore… Is the ‘no place like home’ we’ve been dreaming about? The place we’ve [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #22 (April 22, 2014)

Today's entry combines a prompt from Kelli Russell Agodon's list: Write a poem that only has five syllables in each line. Give the poem a long title. with a prompt from PoeWar's list: Write a poem in which a similar or identical phrase is repeated three or more times throughout the poem.   RUMINATIONS ON A DECADE [...]