National Poetry Writing Month, Day #29

Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is ‘to write a poem based on things you remember.’ Not a particularly unique prompt (particularly the ‘I remember…’ variant), but I gave it a shot: A list of random things I remember from childhood that ends up being all about TV in the end and could theoretically go on forever because I didn’t bother [...]

A morning poem (a poem)

The January 16th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to come up with a list of ten words each about oil and snow, then to alternate a word from the two lists in each line of a poem until all the words have been [...]

The death of the Grand Dame (A poem)

Attempting to form a tribute from a jumble of impressions on a very long day… It snowed in Lithuania today they’ve got aerial photos for proof In fact, it seems colder just about everywhere the skies gone cloudless for the prettiest star Three years ago, wandering the streets of Germantown we’d no idea where we were [...]

Silent blue screen (A poem)

Inspiration has been in short supply the last couple of days. This is Saturday’s sole poem, partly the result of following the November 7th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, which involved taking lines or images from a previously written poem I did not like, and using them to write [...]

There’s no such thing as snow anymore (A poem)

An attempt to conceptually connect weather and television. 1 There’s no such thing as snow anymore outside of old movies on TV It used to be such a common thing the blank slate you could turn to once in a while a palate cleanser for the eyes 2 Outside, all was silence a blanket of white [...]

The meaning of winter (a poem)

The February 17th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to list memories of winter, then write a poem about them. Can we still call it ‘winter’ when it’s sixty degrees Fahrenheit in the middle of February and snow is only something we hear about on the evening news [...]