National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 29

My Day 29 poem, based on the prompt at  I started out on a high note. Because nothing beats being alivewhen it comes to a birthday gift. When you’ve spent all eternity so farnot existing, the miracle of birthcertainly is good for a lift. I don’t remember the day at all—after all, it was [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 29

I took a contrarian approach to the prompt for Day 29: ‘write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet.’ They all want to know about the cat— cat stories cat photos cat plots and cat conspiracies No (28 April 2020—posted April 29) Wishes sometimes have consequences—available to order from your [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 29 poem using the prompt: Write a poem that meditates from a position of tranquility on an emotion you have felt powerfully. I took a minimal approach for this one. There is no relief from grief only moments of pause (28 April 2019—posted April 29th) Wishes sometimes have consequences is [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 29 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: A countdown poem, using gradually decreasing numbers until the last line. Sting’s not the only one who resolved to call her up a thousand times a day Nick Lowe’s not the only one to ever call 999 I’m guessing my baby really wasn’t on [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 29

The prompt for Day 29 is to ‘write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way.’ I chose to work with ‘The Rabbit Catcher’. I applied the approach from the Day 18 [...]

When everything else evaporates or vaporises (NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 29 alternate poem)

This was my initial attempt at the Day 29 poem. I initially posted my second attempt because I felt this first one was too literal. Now that I look at it again, it really isn’t; it just lacks an emotional center (at least, for me it does).  When everything else evaporates or vaporises Of all [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 29

My Day 29 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on—which involves choosing a ‘very specific, concrete noun’ from a favorite poem, doing some free writing based on that word, then incorporating that all into a new poem. I chose to work from the word bones, which I drew from a poem by S. R. [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #29 (April 29, 2014)

Today's prompt is a really long one from; I shall condense it thusly: Jim Simmerman's ‘Twenty Little Poetry Projects’. Follow the link above for more details. She pulled the ripcord but the ’chute was empty The explosion sunk a thousand battleships in the Antarctic I felt the hot wind brush my skin it howled past [...]