National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 25

My Day 25 poem, based on the prompt at She is not a visionbut a feeling, an impressionalmost an impulse—vague, fleeting, barely defined I’d like to think I could conjure her upwith the sound of magentamade by current that hums But the siren’s songbelongs to the sirenand she is very particular Even if she [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 25

Today I went with Chris Jarmick’s prompt for Day 25: ‘This is from Auburn based writer, poet and artist Brendan McBreen:  Include a turtle, two vegetables, three machines, and four colors in a rhyming poem.’ I did not rhyme, but I did fulfill the other requirements. Even included an extra machine. Late eighties, Tokyo ‘Synch [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #25 (pt. 2)

After giving up on the Day 24 prompt because I couldn’t find song lyrics to rewrite, here is my poem for Day 25 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Alliteration! Bated breath brings back bitter fruit faded faces from foreign places filling backpacks and file folders with poetic pieces in states of stasis My memories make minor [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #25 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 25 poem using the prompt: Write a poem that is specific to a season, references all five senses, and includes a rhetorical question. That can only mean a poem about spring in Seattle… On the turning You confuse me with your fickle moods running hot and cold with no way [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 25

My day 25 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on—to write ‘a poem that explores a small, defined space.’ I chose, as the title suggests, my head. I also used a form of sorts—I can’t assume that it is entirely original, but I came up with it on my own—in which the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #25 (April 25, 2014)

Today's entry combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a 'last straw' poem. and [W]rite a poem that uses anaphora. I've been so tired of having to explain myself of having to apologize of leading questions of fuzzy logic that made sense only [...]