NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 30: Who will I wake up to be? (reversed) (a poem)

The prompt for the last day of National Poetry Writing Month 2015 is to either write a poem in reverse, or take a previously written poem and reverse the order of the lines. I will want to come up with a better title for this one, but I worked with the weird dream poem [...]

2015: Baltimore (a poem)

Going back a few days to use the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt for day 23, which was to write a(n) ‘historic’ poem. We happen to be witnessing lots of history at the moment… They’re making history tonight under night time skies and the light from a dozen news cameras The difference this time is that we [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 29: Constantinople (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘what nobody knows’ poem. I can definitely say that nobody knows the answer to the question posed in this poem… What makes the name of a place that no longer exists about which I know nothing (except what I find on Wikipedia) suddenly appear in my [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 28: The edible school yard (a poem)

Today’s poem comes from a prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano: write a poem called The Edible School Yard. People complain about school pizza and burgers but those were always my favorite lunch days Admittedly, to call it ‘pizza’ was generous the burgers could have been made of just about anything I [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 27: The next day, two years later (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write a ‘looking back’ poem. Today’s prompt is to write a hay(na)ku. My poem inadvertently combines the two. Morning Wake up Cup of coffee Whisper your name in your ear Remembering You’re gone Two years now (27 April 2015)

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 26: Lonely madcap (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to take a couple of the words invented by Shakespeare, then write a poem with those words as the title. Seven hundred and thirty days ago we laughed together one last time Momentarily tension gave way to relief I’ve come back to that laughing place this time alone (26 [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 25: The false comfort of five thousand miles (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to write an ‘across the sea poem’. One thing I will say for their prompts: They’re not very exciting, but they do give you a lot of latitude… Across the sea I wonder if she thinks of me the way I think of her from time to time If [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 23: Four of Cups (a poem)

Today’s prompt is to write a poem based on the card you draw from a deck. The only deck of cards I have is a tarot deck, so… Four cups what to fill them with… Water that I may slake my thirst Wine that I may enjoy life’s many flavors Love that I may find [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 22: What if the earth just has a fever? (a poem)

Every prompt today seems to be an Earth Day prompt:, Writer’s Digest, The Daily Poet… The first thing I always think of is George Carlin’s ‘The planet is fine’ routine, so that had some influence on my Earth Day poem… The earth doesn’t care about us— not the way we think it does Agent Smith [...]