A rainy Tokyo afternoon (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a pantoum—a poem in which the second and fourth lines of one stanza are used as the first and third lines of the following stanza. What do you suppose she’s thinking now? It’s been twenty-three years since [...]

Cortege (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write in a different way than usual, whether that be in a different form or style, using different imagery or words, etc. The poem I wrote just before this one probably achieves that goal more successfully—but I like this one better. It was inspired [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #6 (April 6, 2013)

Today's writing prompt: a valediction. Now I know what valedictorian means, after all these years. My first couple of attempts really went nowhere. The first try was just dull; the second had no direction. The third attempt, however… Say goodbye to the dream Abandon the plan Wake up stop dreaming The end is near Let it [...]