NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 6: The window of consciousness that greets me at 4:30 in the morning (a poem)

Today’s prompt involves writing an aubade. I’m not familiar enough with this type of poem to know if this one qualifies, but it’s what I came up with. Since it was 5:30-ish 7:15 a.m. and I was only 3/4 awake, I was just happy that I half remembered the first couple of lines that popped in [...]

Wishing (a poem)

The January 25th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to use an abstract word as the title of a poem, then write that poem using concrete images. This is what I came up with… The hint of a smile on her face invites me to ask for more Her [...]

You (a poem)

Another HoneLife poetry exercise, this one on the theme of thankfulness… Each time I see you I feel a warmth like nothing else the sparkle in your eyes matches the smile on your face You have a way of expressing the things I feel but cannot say the sadness in your eyes reflects the tenderness [...]

In which I imagine a happy moment with you (a poem)

The November 12th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is similar to the HoneLife prompt I followed about a week ago. The only real difference is that Agodon & Silano’s prompt calls for the use of a newspaper or magazine. I used the last issue of City Arts [...]

That laugh she had (a poem)

The August 19th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write linked haiku, with the last line of the first verse becoming the first line of the second, and so on. It also suggested writing about a favorite flower, tree, or vine, but I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #28 (April 28, 2013)

Today's prompt is to write a poem based on a color. I chose yellow… Yellow of the noonday sun: life and light and hope she brings, frames her face and sparkling eyes, warmth and love and a heart that sings. Yellow of the cotton fleece: comfortable and soft against my skin, a touch that brings [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #16 (April 16, 2013)

Decided to ignore today's prompt. Too difficult, if I'm to be honest. Instead, I wrote something short, prompted by the sunny weather this afternoon… Breathing slowly warmed by the sun the hint of a smile green eyes at peace in the moment Breathing deeply a sense of relief from troubles past closed eyes a smile [...]