National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 21

The Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 21 is one of those I’m not really keen on. The idea is to base the poem on the myth of Narcissus. I made the protagonist of my poem the opposite of Narcissus. The form of my poem is a modified rimas dissolutas. Normally, the corresponding line of each stanza rhymes (though [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #30 (April 30, 2013)

Today's prompt: "Find a shortish poem that you like, and rewrite each line, replacing each word (or as many words as you can) with words that mean the opposite." For this particular exercise, I chose to work with "Nagarkot", a poem by David Sylvian, from his book Trophies: The Lyrics of David Sylvian (1988, Opium (Arts)). [...]