National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #9 (pts. 1 and 2)

For Day 9, I combine the two prompts I have been using: The prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING, calls for a poem that uses anaphora. The napowromo.net prompt calls for ‘a Sei Shonagon-style list of “things”’. (And I forgot to update the title of this post. It [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 9

The prompt given by Napowrimo.net for Day 9 is to write a poem in which something small and something big come together… Runner Ever since the beginning I’ve been running Ever since I can remember I’ve been running However many detours I have taken I’ve been running However many injuries I have sustained I’ve been running I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 9

My ninth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a nine-line poem. To further add to the intrigue, each line incorporates some kind of reference to nine.  Nine times nine ’Twas a nonet birthed the cool nine years later, it got kind of blue turning the atmosphere placid, as if on cue [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #9 (April 9, 2014)

Today's prompt: take any random song playlist (from  your iPod, CD player, favorite radio station, Pandora or Spotify, etc.) and use the next five song titles on that randomized list in a poem. The songs that came up: 'Gold' (Spandau Ballet) 'Stay' (The Blue Nile) 'Two bit' (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) 'The God of Small Caresses' (David [...]