National Poetry Writing Month: Day #26 (April 26, 2014)

Today's entry inadvertently combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem about a natural event. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a water poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: …give the curtal sonnet a whirl. Earlier, the prompt explains: …the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen-line sonnet. Instead, it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #25 (April 25, 2014)

Today's entry combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a 'last straw' poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: [W]rite a poem that uses anaphora. I've been so tired of having to explain myself of having to apologize of leading questions of fuzzy logic that made sense only [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #24 (April 24, 2014)

Today's entry combines prompts from Kelli Russell Agodon's list: Write a poem that has the word 'love' in it somewhere. You cannot use the word 'love' by itself; it must be hidden (such as in the word 'glove', or in two words, like 'halo venom'. PoeWar: Write a poem that begins with the word 'I'. [Never a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #20 (April 20, 2014)

Family poems seem to be all the rage among poetry prompts today; both NaPoWrimo.net and Writer's Digest suggest writing a 'family poem' for today's prompt. (Okay, that's only two. Still…) Number 20 on LitBridge's list of prompts involves imagining 'living 300 or more years ago', with 'the same personality and body'. (Yeah, I can't see myself [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #19 (April 19, 2014)

Today's NaPoWriMo.net prompt is kind of a long one, so I'll condense and paraphrase: [W]rite a poem using one or more of the sea shell names listed. I imagine the strawberry tip protruding from her mouth A strand of hair falls across her smiling eyes She is bathed in golden light This is how I will [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #15 (April 15, 2014)

Today's NaPoWriMo.net prompt was giving me fits. The ottava rima that was last year's Day 8 prompt worked out well, as it coincided with news of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. For some reason, though, attempting a terza rima just had me encountering trite sentences and dead-end rhymes. So, I decided to switch [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #13 (April 13, 2014)

Today's prompt comes from the Poetry Prompts page at PoeWar.com: Write a poem using Skeltonic Verse. I've shed no tears for so many years all my worst fears have no place to go So they grow and they grow and the next thing I know they knock me about as they fight to get out fuelling my [...]