National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 28

My Day 28 poem, based on the prompt at https://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-eight-8/. This is a concrete poem (as such); the text appears in more straightforward style beneath the image. Weeds multiply in front of my housewhere they’re not supposed to grow. Despite my best efforts to keep them at baythey sprout forth and spike at all angles,clustered [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 28 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a meta-poem—a poem about a poem. ‘Do you know me now?’ I’ve asked the question many times but silently so that not even I can hear I’ve picked through the history it didn’t happen quite the same way but I recognize signs in a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 28 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use five verbs and five nouns used in space, astronomy, or rocket science in a poem about another subject. I’ve come to the conclusion that desire is a vacuum sucking the unsuspecting into its orbit using the future as propellant Its mission is to [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 28

The Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 28 is to ‘draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard.’ Imaginary postcard sent from an imaginary location to an imaginary person in an imaginary place I swear, I’ve been out here waaaay too long—ready to come back home already! And not a moment too soon— yesterday it was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 28

My Day 28 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. A short Skeltonic verse written under the influence of an oncoming migraine on a Friday afternoon when the weather won’t make up its bleeding mind and I’m too tired to go anywhere so what else am I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #28 (April 28, 2014)

Today's prompt is from NaPoWriMo.net: …find a news article, and […] write a poem using (mostly, if not only) words from the article. The article I chose: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/work-words_n_5159868.html A fog of fast and empty language demonstrably disliked discourse vapid verbal shortcuts empty speech for empty thoughts dying metaphors for dead ideas …proactively surfacing new ideas to synergize the [...]