National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #27 (pt. 2)

Here is my poem for Day 27 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Pick a canned phrase and expand on the sentiment in an extreme and overly detailed way. ‘Would you like the receipt?’ In 1992 the question was ‘would you like a bag?’ I’d already noticed that tattoos and body piercings had taken over the culture [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 27

The Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 27 is to pick a tarot card and write a poem about ‘the images or ideas that are associated with it’. My poem is inspired by the Two of Cups, and partly influenced by side 1 of David Sylvian’s Brilliant Trees album. Two of Cups 1 Fucking right ‘overindulging for the sake [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 27

My Day 27 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a poem exploring the sense of taste. Since my Day 26 was a long-ish poem, I wanted to make my Day 27 poem short—hence the haiku… New rain haiku The cloudburst has come the earthy smell of new rain wafts between the [...]