Category Archives: poetry

Harbinger

Day Eleven of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. “ And so: Harbinger You push through winter-hardened earth; herald of spring, though late winter snow lingers. A peek of green, … Continue reading

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Day Ten

NaPoWriMo Day Ten.* “Today’s prompt is to write a hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera , the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first … Continue reading

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Plumb Tired

Day Nine of NaPoWriMo. * Today’s prompt: ” write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem. “ As my … Continue reading

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Necessity

Day Eight of NaPoWriMo.* “Today’s poetry resource is a series of twitter accounts that tweet phrases from different poets’ work… Our prompt for the day (optional as always) asks you to peruse the work of one or more of these … Continue reading

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News Flash

Day Seven of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt:  a poem based on a news article. Hot off the press: *National Poetry Writing Month, Day Seven

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading

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Burnt Sky

dragon’s breath sunset bare tree limbs in silhouette ashes drift like snow NaPoWriMo Day Four. Prompt: “write a poem based on an image from a dream.”

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New Reality

Day Three of NaPoWriMo.* My offering: New Reality I despise the vile duplicity, the partisan stupidity, the rank and file idiocy that purports to be our polity. I’m aching for tranquility, serenity, simplicity, stability, integrity, sincerity, morality. I’ll cease my … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Day Two of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details…” My submission: Happy Hour Almost six p.m. Happy hour. Parking lot is … Continue reading

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Dodge Ball

It’s Day One of NaPoWriMo!* Today’s prompt: “write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. My offering: Dodge Ball … Continue reading

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