NaPoWriMo: Day 20 (The Walk)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a sijo, a traditional Korean poetic form. Like the haiku, it has three lines, but the lines are much longer. Typically, they are 14-16 syllables, and optimally each line will consist of two parts – like two sentences, or a sentence of two clauses divided by a comma. The WalkContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 20 (The Walk)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 19 (Time to rant. Yay!)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a humorous rant. In this poem, you may excoriate to your heart’s content all the things that get on your nerves. When I read this prompt, I thought “Great! Two of my favorite things: humor and complaining.” Turns out it’s not so easy…to stop. Ready…Set…Rant! We love to complain It’sContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 19 (Time to rant. Yay!)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 18 (Chapters)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  This one comes to us from Stephanie Malley, who challenges us to write a poem based on the title of one of the chapters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. Or, a chapter title from a favorite book. Each day we write our own chapter and most people don’tContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 18 (Chapters)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 17 (The Moon)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  I’ve seen some fairly funny twitter conversations lately among poets who are coming to terms with the fact that they keep writing poems about the moon. For better or worse, the moon seems to exert a powerful hold on poets, as this large collection of moon-themed poems suggests. Today, I’d like to challengeContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 17 (The Moon)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 16 (Tumbling Verse)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Because it’s Friday, today I’d like you to relax with the rather silly form called Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme.Continue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 16 (Tumbling Verse)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 15 (Habits)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Think about a small habit you picked up from one of your parents, and then to write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit. Close to the Tree My father has clothing thatContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 15 (Habits)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 14 (What’s in a Name?)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a poem that delves into the meaning of your first or last name.  What’s in a Name? Long ago when I was king Sparta’s ruler with crown and ring Sitting on my gilded throne I could not imagine my name not known Named for the lion, a regal beast DevourContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 14 (What’s in a Name?)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 13 (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow. The Day the Earth Stood Still They came yesterday And surrounded the world Humanity braced For something to unfurl A voice in our head spoke In everyone’s mind The whole world did pause For aContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 13 (The Day the Earth Stood Still)”

NaPoWriMo: Day 12 (Ancient and Future)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  “Past and Future.” This prompt challenges you to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. Ancient and Futures Oh, snap. The ancient tweet battle began He had to wait till the second edition To burn these so-calledContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: Day 12 (Ancient and Future)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 11 (Letter from the Cat)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo:  Write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response. IContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 11 (Letter from the Cat)”