National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #5 (pt. 2)

Here I use the napowrimo.net prompt: ‘a poem that incorporates at least one of the following: (1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text, and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way.’ I didn’t follow the example and include song lyrics, because music publishers tend to be more alert to [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #2 (pt. 1)

Here I use the prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING. This prompt is basically the same as last year’s Napowrimo.net prompt for Day 18. As I did then, the poem I used for my line-by-line backwards response was ‘Ophelia’ from Janée J. Baugher’s book Coördinates of Yes. This time, [...]

Opposite Day (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano is to write a poem about opposites—specifically, to make two lists of characteristics, with one list being the opposite of the other, then writing a poem in two voices, going back and forth between the lists. I took a different approach to the theme… Contrary [...]

Same difference (a poem)

My attempt at creating something based on the February 13th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano. The idea was to write a poem contrasting two extremes after choosing a pair of words that are polar opposites. The poem will explain the rest… I am certain I have no idea [...]