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 [...]

Stars and ladybugs (a poem)

Written about a photograph of a woman participating in (I think) the Fremont Summer Solstice parade… She wears a masque that does little to hide her light a constellation of dreams radiating through her skin She walks among us always in a state of grace not one strand out of place down towards the water [...]

brittle (a poem)

Working from the Cat Coule poetry writing exercise at http://youtu.be/adjE0ptY0FA. (Back then, I looked forward to eating hot dogs at the game…) My dad and I used to park behind the museum, then we’d walk across the bridge to the stadium, the crisp leaves crunching under our feet— crimson figures disintegrating on the frosty graphite ground. [...]

My lifeline to you (a poem)

The September 20th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a short poem about a favorite item, using Donald Hall's ‘The Things’ as inspiration. I chose to approach the subject a different way, focusing on the catalog of emotions that is my ever-changing music collection. [...]