National Poetry Writing Month 2020, Day 9

I don’t like concrete poems, so the prompt for day 9 was out of the question. Instead, I went with the day 9 prompt from Chris Jarmick: make a list of five to ten things with spots, and write a poem that answers a question about each of them. I’m not sure mine quite works that way, but my list consisted of (in order of appearance in the poem): a graph, an old person’s hands, a leopard, teenagers, eyes, some households with dogs, a stained t-shirt, the saying ‘X marks the spot’, the Great Red Spot (of Jupiter), and (some of) Kusama Yayoi(’s art). Continue reading

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 prompt calls for ‘a Sei Shonagon-style list of “things”’.

(And I forgot to update the title of this post. It is fixed now. What will I do tomorrow? Stay tuned!)

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