National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 14

For Day 14, I have managed to properly work with the prompt. The task was to create entries for an imaginary dream dictionary with the words provided. Broken dream dictionary ballet slipper Your heart will most certainly be broken— but in the most beautiful, delicate, precise way possible. dentist You will never need one of these, [...]

Mutable truths, or scenes from a short slumber on a rainy mid-week afternoon (a poem)

Yesterday, I attended an ekphrastic writing workshop. Distracted by the conversations taking place in the gallery during the time set aside for writing, I had trouble writing much of anything during the three and a half hours I was there. Instead, I found myself underlining the words within the words on the page of writing [...]

The Reading (a poem)

The January 10th prompt in The Daily Poet by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to pick a letter of the alphabet, and accumulate a list of at least 25 words starting with that letter, then ‘use at least 15 in a poem about something that does not start with that letter.’ Since I did not write [...]

Urban pillow fort (a poem)

The January 6th prompt in The Daily Poet by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a poem that begins with the image of a stone, then add at least five of these words to it: kamikaze, landslide, spill, bridge, vaccine, read, red, hollow, mismatch, tilt, freeway, pillow, harmonica, fairy shrimp.’ (I skipped the ‘extra credit’ part, [...]

Summer Solstice Poem

The June 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a poem that includes five of the following words:  luminous, bedazzling, sunny, saturated, radiant, incandescent, illustrious, bright. It was a sunny afternoon the skies bright, blue, and clear But the streets were saturated with [...]