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Chez Maggie

NaPoWriMo,*Day twenty-seven: Today’s prompt: “write a poem in the form of a review. But not a review of a book or a movie of a restaurant. Instead, I challenge you to write a poetic review of something that isn’t normally … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

Day 26 of NaPoWriMo.* For today’s prompt, we were asked to fill out an “Almanac Questionnaire” that you can find here, then use our responses as the basis for a poem. And so I came up with this depiction of … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-five: Free Write

NaPoWriMo Day 25. * Today, “The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was  developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, asks you to use a long poem by James Schuyler as a guidepost for your poem.” The … Continue reading

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Sweet Bella

Bella went to heaven today. Now her worry wrinkles will unfold. She will take well-earned peaceful naps and  wake the angels with her snoring. She will bow down and wiggle her butt in the universal “let’s play” gesture, And other … Continue reading

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Frostilocks

Whose house this is, I think I know. Their village is the woods, and so they will not mind my stepping in, I’ll eat their porridge, then I’ll go. Their furniture both sparse and spare, I tried to sit in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Corvid

You perch in silhouette on overhead power lines, a black bird cutout from the gray-mottled clouds. I’ve read that you recognize faces, and can distinguish the friendly from the ill-willed. I’ve read that you can even pass that specific discernment … Continue reading

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