National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #8 (pt. 2)

Here I use the prompt: basically, to think of the jargon of a particular job or profession and incorporate it into a poem.

I chose to write about my last contract, in which problems with my nemesis at the client we were working for led to my contract ending several months early—and my nemesis being laid off herself at the start of my final week on the job…

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National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #8 (pt. 1)

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

The task for Day 8 is to write two eight-line poems—one that excludes eight letters of the alphabet, one that consists of only eight letters. This was harder than I thought it would be.

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National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 8

Another detour from the prompt given by for Day 8. I’m not much interested in ‘mysterious and magical things’ in the traditional sense. However, lately I have been falling asleep to the American Splendor DVD, which has a looping menu featuring Harvey Pekar walking along an R. Crumb-drawn street. It is done really well, so the point where it loops back to the beginning is not obvious unless you’re paying attention. Anyway, this morning, as I woke up here and there to the loop still going, it was as though I were looking to see if something (my dream? uninterrupted sleep? something else?) had landed in just the right spot. I made that feeling the basis of this poem.

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #8 (April 8, 2014)

Today’s prompt: was to re-write a famous poem, ‘giving it our own spin.’ Not being particularly familiar with ‘famous’ poetry—I rarely read poetry, actually—I gravitated towards song lyrics, selecting David Sylvian’s lyrics to the song ‘Ghosts’, from Japan’s Tin Drum album. But then I decided that I really couldn’t do that to David Sylvian, so I looked for a few other prompts. I went with one of LitBridge’s Creative Writing Prompts for Poetry—number nine, to be specific:

Find an unpublished poem that you haven’t looked at in years. Randomly choose three lines from the poem. Write a completely different [poem] using those lines.

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