National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 23 poem using the prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Furtive whispers line the trails through your jungle the snapping hyenas hide behind boulders where they can be heard, but never seen Your markings make you conspicuous just enough to evade detection if not suspicion Everyone questions the obvious [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 23 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Choose four words, then use them repeatedly throughout a conversation between a mythological figure an an inanimate object. Excerpt from a conversation between Narcissus and his reflection How do these, mine eyes, ensnare me yet fail to obtain the object of my desire? ‘Those, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 23

The prompt for Day 23 posed a bit of a challenge for me, since I spend a lot of time alone. So, as I have done a few times these last few weeks, I turned to the movie American Splendor for inspiration. I borrowed a couple of lines from the film, but mainly I adopted some [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 23

My day 23 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on—to write a double elevenie, which is (duh!) an elevenie with two stanzas. Night time in my apartment Cat sleeping gracefully anywhere she wants soft and purring loudly Comforting Me sleeping fitfully under these covers snoring, occasionally starting awake uncomfortable (22 April 2017—posted [...]

2015: Baltimore (a poem)

Going back a few days to use the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt for day 23, which was to write a(n) ‘historic’ poem. We happen to be witnessing lots of history at the moment… They’re making history tonight under night time skies and the light from a dozen news cameras The difference this time is that we [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #23 (April 23, 2014)

Today's prompt is from Kelli Russell Agodon’s list: Write a poem where the last word of the first line begins with the first letter of your name, and the last word of the second line begins with the second letter of your name [—] until you have spelled out your first name and/or last name. The conversation [...]