National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 23 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Furtive whispers line the trails through your jungle the snapping hyenas hide behind boulders where they can be heard, but never seen Your markings make you conspicuous just enough to evade detection if not suspicion Everyone questions the obvious [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #23 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 23 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Choose four words, then use them repeatedly throughout a conversation between a mythological figure an an inanimate object. Excerpt from a conversation between Narcissus and his reflection How do these, mine eyes, ensnare me yet fail to obtain the object of my desire? ‘Those, [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 22 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that engages with another art form. I wrote this poem while looking at the image below (which I drew on April 13th), and listening to a couple of ECM recordings: Dallëndyshe, by the Elina Duni Quartet, and What was said, by Tord Gustavsen with Simin [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #22 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 22 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem that reads like a recipe, but has nothing to do with cooking or baking. Thicker substances hang together in water Gather mix let congeal and then pour into the tub Watch the strands pull apart from the ends but not break instead [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 21 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem incorporating wild, surreal images. Harder than it sounds… My love note to Sunday climbed upon deaf ears and rode them into the hornet nest This was possible because the hornets had decamped to Mandalay for reasons they would not reveal Unfortunately an [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #21 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 21 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: a poem describing a subject by only what the subject is not. Not a vindication Not an exoneration Not a justification Not a rationalization Not a complete set of evidence Not containing definitive conclusions Not coming straight out with what everyone is thinking Not [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #20 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 20 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken. Oh, man—I don’t know about that I thought it was a good idea but the way it turned out? Yeah, I don’t know about that When they first brought it up I said DO IT [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #20 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 20 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: three or four naani. A naani consists of four lines, with a total of 20–25 syllables. Not bound to a particular subject, but depends upon human relations and current statements. Mine are connected, an adaptation and continuation of a poem I wrote last night [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #19 (pt. 2)

Fuck it. Here is my poem for Day 19 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Mix up some well-known quotes, no more than three or four words at a time. The poem should be eight lines or longer and consist mainly of the quotes you are borrowing. The final line comes from Johnny Rotten’s remark at the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #19

Here is my Day 19 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write an abecedarian poem. Mine addresses my failure to come up with a poem for the other prompt I had for today, which was to write a poem consisting of mixed-up quotes. Well, it wasn’t really a failure, as I did write the poem—but it [...]