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

Here I use the prompt provided by poet (and bookstore owner) Chris Jarmick on his blog, POETRYisEVERYTHING. ‘Use at least 3 of the 135 phrases Shakespeare takes credit for making famous in a poem.’ Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? I have not slept one wink— as much as I know the course [...]

On Yumi’s birthday (A poem)

Continuing to explore the pantoum… The day has come around again you know, the one Shakespeare warned about Normally, I’d be contacting my old friend on the anniversary of her birth—though she’d probably be out You know, the one Shakespeare warned about (something to do with Julius Caesar) On the anniversary of my friend’s birth—though [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 26: Lonely madcap (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to take a couple of the words invented by Shakespeare, then write a poem with those words as the title. Seven hundred and thirty days ago we laughed together one last time Momentarily tension gave way to relief I’ve come back to that laughing place this time alone (26 [...]