National Poetry Writing Month: Day #2 (April 2, 2014)

Today's prompt: write a poem based on a non-Greco-Roman myth. Not wanting to research mythology at 6:01 a.m. (having just got out of bed), I chose to interpret this prompt pretty liberally. It mentions a character from Japanese mythology, and is written as a tanka (of which the haiku is a shortened form)—but that's about as far as it [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #2 (April 2 , 2013)

For day 2, I ignored the writing prompt. Instead, I wrote about the previous night's dreams… I "Like you," she said, "that's a cover for what I'm feeling." She lowered the glass from her mouth, then placed her lips to mine. The kiss was brief, speaking the sadness we found ourselves unable to any other [...]