National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #26 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 26 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Repetition! 1 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 2 I’m buying a recorder to give myself another way to document my mistakes Four tracks no waiting 3 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 4 Back [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #25 (pt. 2)

After giving up on the Day 24 prompt because I couldn’t find song lyrics to rewrite, here is my poem for Day 25 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Alliteration! Bated breath brings back bitter fruit faded faces from foreign places filling backpacks and file folders with poetic pieces in states of stasis My memories make minor [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #25 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 25 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that is specific to a season, references all five senses, and includes a rhetorical question. That can only mean a poem about spring in Seattle… On the turning You confuse me with your fickle moods running hot and cold with no way [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #24 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 24 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Open a reference book and use the two pages in front of you as inspiration. I used Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (Centenary Edition), pages 516 and 517… On the morning of the good hope at the edges of the haugh a secret creeps between [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 23 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Furtive whispers line the trails through your jungle the snapping hyenas hide behind boulders where they can be heard, but never seen Your markings make you conspicuous just enough to evade detection if not suspicion Everyone questions the obvious [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 23 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Choose four words, then use them repeatedly throughout a conversation between a mythological figure an an inanimate object. Excerpt from a conversation between Narcissus and his reflection How do these, mine eyes, ensnare me yet fail to obtain the object of my desire? ‘Those, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 22 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that engages with another art form. I wrote this poem while looking at the image below (which I drew on April 13th), and listening to a couple of ECM recordings: Dallëndyshe, by the Elina Duni Quartet, and What was said, by Tord Gustavsen with Simin [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 22 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem that reads like a recipe, but has nothing to do with cooking or baking. Thicker substances hang together in water Gather mix let congeal and then pour into the tub Watch the strands pull apart from the ends but not break instead [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 21 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem incorporating wild, surreal images. Harder than it sounds… My love note to Sunday climbed upon deaf ears and rode them into the hornet nest This was possible because the hornets had decamped to Mandalay for reasons they would not reveal Unfortunately an [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 21 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem describing a subject by only what the subject is not. Not a vindication Not an exoneration Not a justification Not a rationalization Not a complete set of evidence Not containing definitive conclusions Not coming straight out with what everyone is thinking Not [...]