National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 26

My Day 26 poem, based extremely loosely on the prompt at Elementary schoolpicturesinevitably have that first-day-of-classcast to them. Signs propped up in frontidentify the school, class, date, and (sometimes) teacher;missingis the name of thelocale,every time. (26 April 2022)   Order Wishes sometimes have consequences from your favorite local bookstore! IndieBound search: If they [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 26

Back to the prompt for Day 26: filling out an ‘almanac questionnaire’ and basing a poem on the responses. Outside grey and cloudy he’s got to cut back the daffodils in a day or two— this 57-year-old male human in pajama bottoms and a sweatshirt must maintain his house’s shipping container chic He was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #26 (pt. 2)

Here is my poem for Day 26 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem that incorporates things other people say. It’s kind of weird… His father said something like ‘If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, he’s probably a crook’ I don’t know if the crook looks nervous but he probably [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #26 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 26 poem using the prompt: Repetition! 1 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 2 I’m buying a recorder to give myself another way to document my mistakes Four tracks no waiting 3 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 4 Back [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 26

The prompt for Day 26 is to write a poem that engages the five senses. The Golden Age of Shasta The orange on the screen is a little too vivid—it’s almost red It’s supposed to be orange soda in the glass but it looks more like red apple, or maybe strawberry My mouth waters at [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 26

My day 26 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on—to write a poem about ‘a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist’… FILE NO. Z-166.5 Classification: Artefact Cluster Z Group: Indefinite Use Sub-Group: Artisan Category: Poet Description: Ego The following is extracted from [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #26 (April 26, 2014)

Today's entry inadvertently combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem about a natural event. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a water poem. and …give the curtal sonnet a whirl. Earlier, the prompt explains: …the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen-line sonnet. Instead, it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and [...]