National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 5

The napowrimo.net prompt for day 5 is to use Jim Simmerman’s Twenty Little Poetry Projects prompt to write a poem. I didn’t use all twenty, but otherwise didn’t do too badly. I was partly inspired by the coffin photo from an article in The Stranger, which got me—again—on the subject of covid-19…

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National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #5 (pt. 2)

Here I use the napowrimo.net prompt: ‘a poem that incorporates at least one of the following: (1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text, and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way.’ I didn’t follow the example and include song lyrics, because music publishers tend to be more alert to copyright infringement—but I did happen to be watching Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged appearance on YouTube, so my ‘outside text’ is ‘Come as you are’. I specifically countered that sentiment with ‘dress it up’, but tried to include opposites throughout.

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National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #5 (pt. 1)

Here I use the prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING.

The task for Day 5 is to write a poem that includes seven references to falling. My approach was to use parts of song titles that contain some form of the word ‘fall’. All of the songs titles I chose are listed here.

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National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #5

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is another one that I kind of groaned at inside when I read it. Seeds? Few things incite more boredom in me than the idea of looking at garden seed catalogues. I think I made it work well enough, aided by writing this while watching the Talking Heads Chronology DVD (hence the ‘building on fire’ reference). Also, ‘purple kissing bean’ is an intentional misreading of the Roughwood Seed Collection’s Purple Kingsessing Bean…
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