National Poetry Writing Month, Day #6

I got a ‘featured participant’ mention on napowrimo.net today for the poem I wrote yesterday. Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a food poem. Now this one was a struggle. This is my fifth attempt. My previous attempt may have been better, but the closest it got to mentioning food was the word dinner. Anyway, here [...]

Beneath the crown (A poem)

Trying something slightly different… Fetched far was the proposition Less of weight I felt as I waited for the results of wishes and work my way to come Sadly, there is no right of birth handed down from parents grand The facts of life are brutish and blunt rarely embellishing upon the tales of battles [...]

Repetition (a poem)

The September 22nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano is to pick a word as the title and/or first word of a poem, make every line of the poem start with that word, and make the poem at least ten lines long… Repetition is the bane [...]

Morning pages (a poem)

I have been doing The Artist’s Way for the last couple of years (this is my third time around). One of the practices is the morning pages, in which you just write three pages of whatever comes out. As I have become more diligent about pursuing creative activities, I have slacked off on the morning [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #5 (April 5, 2013)

I partly ignored today's writing prompt. A cinquain doesn't sound like much of a stretch for me, since I often write in stanzas of five lines—but I really don't want to get so technical with my writing. It's enough for me that I sometimes am able to establish a particular rhythm within a piece… This morning I rose [...]