NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 16: Science poem (a poem)

For Day 16, I went with the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt, which was to write a science poem… If you examine the physics of the situation you might come to a different conclusion Unfortunately, it seems that most people don’t go beyond tenth-grade biology and science and emotion don’t play well together (Except for that [...]

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 13: Confession poem #1 (a poem)

For Day 13, I went with the Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt, which was to write a confession poem… I write poems about you so obvious I’m almost afraid to show them to you I keep secrets very well so close to vest you would never know I would never tell Still, I can’t hide [...]

Paris, 2015 (a poem)

Today’s entry in the Writer’s Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge involves writing a ‘things-not-as-they-appear’ poem… It’s her birthday today No doubt she’s enjoying the cool spring evening at a Paris sidewalk cafe an apéritif in her hand eyes gently closed visions of Piaf in her head The sigh that passes from her lips could be interpreted a number of [...]

The woman in my dreams (a poem)

Using the prompt from Day 4 of the Writer's Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge to continue exploring last night’s dream… Your visage slowly fades with the memory of my dream I still glimpse vivid moments recall snippets of conversation but the rest has become shadows vague impressions I remember wanting to sleep instead of making the long [...]

Alarm test signals (a poem)

Today’s prompt from the Writer's Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge is to ‘write a machine poem.’ Random high-pitched beeps break up the morning stillness The sound is always the same only the interval changes The cat looks startled I reassure her it’s all right Eventually the beeping stops it’s a real-life M*A*S*H moment (3 April 2015)

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 2: Secrets (a poem)

For today’s prompt, I went with the Writer's Digest 2015 April PAD Challenge: ‘write a secret poem.’ They do not exist we create them out of things we’re afraid to learn or simply don’t want others to know They are a form of denial that we know who to trust that we know what we are doing [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #26 (April 26, 2014)

Today's entry inadvertently combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem about a natural event. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a water poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: …give the curtal sonnet a whirl. Earlier, the prompt explains: …the curtal sonnet is shorter than the normal, fourteen-line sonnet. Instead, it has a first stanza of six lines, followed by a second stanza of four, and [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #25 (April 25, 2014)

Today's entry combines prompts from PoeWar: Write a poem that uses every letter of the alphabet at least once. Writer's Digest: [W]rite a 'last straw' poem. and NaPoWriMo.net: [W]rite a poem that uses anaphora. I've been so tired of having to explain myself of having to apologize of leading questions of fuzzy logic that made sense only [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #19 (April 19, 2014)

Today's NaPoWriMo.net prompt is kind of a long one, so I'll condense and paraphrase: [W]rite a poem using one or more of the sea shell names listed. I imagine the strawberry tip protruding from her mouth A strand of hair falls across her smiling eyes She is bathed in golden light This is how I will [...]