National Poetry Writing Month 2022, Day 30

My Day 30 poem, based on the prompt at  Imagine the artiststanding beneath a spotlightbefore the moon makes it past the trees A little house, dark bluemixed with amber and greenteasing out nostalgia like sugar The old man by the mailboxestells me there’s work to be done I just want to sleepbut have no [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 30 poem using the prompt: Write a minimalist poem. I did that yesterday, but I can do another one for today. This one marks the ascension of the new emperor in Japan on May 1st. In a ceremony behind closed doors a new era begins (29 April 2019—posted April 30th) [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 30 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Pick out four lines from the last 29 days; incorporate them into a poem that reveals something most people probably do not know about you. I took this one further—this poem consists entirely of lines from poems I have written over the last 30 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019, early-bird poem

For this early-bird poem, I followed the prompt—sort of. Instead of a self-portrait as a historical or mythical figure, I made myself the figure in a photograph I took in January 2009 of a man standing in a graveyard. Self-portrait as the unknown figure in the photograph Back turned, head down I am unaware [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 30

For Day 30, I went off-prompt, as they say. Instead of the prompt to engage with a strange fact, I opted to go with the prompt posted on Chris Jarmick’s POETRYisEVERYTHING blog, which involves writing a poem of 8 to 12 lines, with the odd-numbered lines being borrowed from poems I have written over [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 30

My Day 30 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on—to write ‘a poem about something that happens again and again.’ Continuum Every hour of every day an ending an ascent to the sun in permanent eclipse marked by undulating flesh and salty tears The ritual must continue offerings made to the bejewelled figure [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 30: Who will I wake up to be? (reversed) (a poem)

The prompt for the last day of National Poetry Writing Month 2015 is to either write a poem in reverse, or take a previously written poem and reverse the order of the lines. I will want to come up with a better title for this one, but I worked with the weird dream poem [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #30 (April 30, 2014)

Gah! Seems practically everyone is giving "ending" prompts today. Bleh! Everybody wants to know how the story ends They tune in for the final episode so they can debate and discuss Everybody wants to know what happened with so-and-so How'd it go? What did they say? What are you going to do now? I'm getting a little [...]