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 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #4

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem about the cruelest month. There’s no getting around October Whether it’s your theatre of cruelty or merely the pre-show you’re too cruel, you know You throw up a course of obstacles thirty-one steps to the other side I have no choice but to follow the path Forced to [...]

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… Oh, blood moon of October they say you will be an omen of great changes [...]