October writing challenge?

Well, I don’t have much excuse this time—I had plenty of time to think it over—but I have not yet settled on my writing challenge for October. One thought that occurred to me was to try writing without articles, but then, after completing a poem this last week that I had originally started in early September, I considered picking out earlier poems and doing extensive revisions or complete rewrites.

I’m going to poke around to see if there is a form I am curious about trying, or if there is some other challenge to be had. I figure I have a few hours to make my choice.

For now, I have a noisy cat to placate. I shall be back.

(1 October 2017)

National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #5

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is another one that I kind of groaned at inside when I read it. Seeds? Few things incite more boredom in me than the idea of looking at garden seed catalogues. I think I made it work well enough, aided by writing this while watching the Talking Heads Chronology DVD (hence the ‘building on fire’ reference). Also, ‘purple kissing bean’ is an intentional misreading of the Roughwood Seed Collection’s Purple Kingsessing Bean…
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Blood moon of October (a poem)

The October 1st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves writing a poem about the moon that contains lots of ‘O words’. Apparently, there’s going to be an eclipse on the 8th, so… Continue reading