National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 30 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a minimalist poem. I did that yesterday, but I can do another one for today. This one marks the ascension of the new emperor in Japan on May 1st. In a ceremony behind closed doors a new era begins (29 April 2019—posted April 30th) [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #30 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 30 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Pick out four lines from the last 29 days; incorporate them into a poem that reveals something most people probably do not know about you. I took this one further—this poem consists entirely of lines from poems I have written over the last 30 [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 29 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a poem that meditates from a position of tranquility on an emotion you have felt powerfully. I took a minimal approach for this one. There is no relief from grief only moments of pause (28 April 2019—posted April 29th) Wishes sometimes have consequences is [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #29 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 29 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: A countdown poem, using gradually decreasing numbers until the last line. Sting’s not the only one who resolved to call her up a thousand times a day Nick Lowe’s not the only one to ever call 999 I’m guessing my baby really wasn’t on [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 2)

Here is my Day 28 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Write a meta-poem—a poem about a poem. ‘Do you know me now?’ I’ve asked the question many times but silently so that not even I can hear I’ve picked through the history it didn’t happen quite the same way but I recognize signs in a [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #28 (pt. 1)

Here is my poem for Day 28 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Use five verbs and five nouns used in space, astronomy, or rocket science in a poem about another subject. I’ve come to the conclusion that desire is a vacuum sucking the unsuspecting into its orbit using the future as propellant Its mission is to [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #27 (pt. 2)

Here is my poem for Day 27 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Pick a canned phrase and expand on the sentiment in an extreme and overly detailed way. ‘Would you like the receipt?’ In 1992 the question was ‘would you like a bag?’ I’d already noticed that tattoos and body piercings had taken over the culture [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #27 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 27 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Use words from a Shakespeare sonnet. I used words and phrases from Sonnet XI. fresh blood knows not to enter the fray in shark-infested waters, wisdom and beauty are bait the folly, age, and cold decay of threescore year accumulate excess and power to rule [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #26 (pt. 2)

Here is my poem for Day 26 using the POETRYisEVERYTHING prompt: Write a poem that incorporates things other people say. It’s kind of weird… His father said something like ‘If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, he’s probably a crook’ I don’t know if the crook looks nervous but he probably [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2019 Day #26 (pt. 1)

Here is my Day 26 poem using the napowrimo.net prompt: Repetition! 1 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 2 I’m buying a recorder to give myself another way to document my mistakes Four tracks no waiting 3 A catalogue of my obsessions takes many forms (I miss her) 4 Back [...]