NaPoWriMo: Day 30 (Destinations)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a particular place. Here it is. The last day of the challenge. I want to thank you for stopping by and reading my daily creations. I hadn’t poetry for a while, since IContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 30 (Destinations)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 29 (Windows)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  This one is called “in the window.” Imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene. One more day to come. I think I’m going to miss the routine. Looking Back My childhood home disappears Behind the climbing tree My first college dorm fades Into the brownstone facadesContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 29 (Windows)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 28 (Questions)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a poem that poses a series of questions. Up early this morning. Again. To. Much. Pressure. Purpose What will I write about today? The poet pondered Lying in the meadow away From distraction Will it be poignant? Do I try to shed a little light? Does it need to giveContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 28 (Questions)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 27 (Up early and waiting)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  To be announced Up early this morning. Was able to pick up some work for the week. It’s been a while so I couldn’t say no. Since the prompt isn’t posted yet, I’ll offer this: Control Like clockwork Until it isn’t Routines repeat Until they don’t Stay in the groove UntilContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 27 (Up early and waiting)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 26 (Parody)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a parody. Besides being fun, writing parodies can be a great way to hone your poetic skills – particularly your sense of rhyme and sound, as you try to mimic the form of an existing poem while changing the content. Oh, Do a Parody The parody Should be easy SomethingContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 26 (Parody)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 25 (Occasion)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write an “occasional” poem. What’s that? Well, it’s a poem suited to, or written for, a particular occasion. Graduation Day Can I sit beside you and cheer out loud Without fear or paranoia And not be nervous in a crowd Handshakes replaced by an eyebrow raise I don’t recognize you IfContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 25 (Occasion)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 24 (Animals)

Sometimes the prompts are too specific. Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Find a factual article about an animal. A Wikipedia article or something from National Geographic would do nicely – just make sure it repeats the name of the animal a lot. Now, go back through the text and replace the name of the animal withContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 24 (Animals)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 23 (Response to a Poem)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem that responds, in some way, to another. This could be as simple as using a line or image from another poem as a jumping-off point, or it could be a more formal poetic response to the argument or ideas raised in another poem.  I can still picture theContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 23 (Response to a Poem)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 22 (Earth Day)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place. This morning I found out it was Earth Day. Should I be surprised that it crept up on me?  Sorry, prompt. One Day Am I to blame Should I feel shame Awaking toContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 22 (Earth Day)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 21 (Are we doomed to repeat?)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Have you ever heard or read the nursery rhyme, “There was a man of double deed?” It’s quite creepy! A lot of its effectiveness can be traced back to how, after the first couplet, the lines all begin with the same two phrases (either “When the . . .” or “TwasContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 21 (Are we doomed to repeat?)”