NaPoWriMo : Day 10 (Junk Drawer Mind)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: It’s called “Junk Drawer Song,” and comes to us from the poet Hoa Nguyen. First, find a song with which you are familiar…Next, rifle through the objects in your junk drawer…write a poem that weaves together your ideas I just used the junk drawer idea as my prompt today. Junk Drawer MindContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 10 (Junk Drawer Mind)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 9 (The Runner)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character. I have to admit, a poem a day is hard. But not as hard as: The Runner Need to stretch In my memoryContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 9 (The Runner)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 8 (Elegy From the Dead)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Today, I’d like to challenge you to read a few of the poems from Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead. As soon as I read this prompt, I thought: “Hey. I’ve already done that – kinda.” WhenContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 8 (Elegy From the Dead)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 8 (Prologue)

Poetry Prompt from NaPoWriMo: Today, I’d like to challenge you to read a few of the poems from Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead. As soon as I read this prompt, I thought: “Hey. I’ve already done that – kinda.” WhenContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 8 (Prologue)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 7 (Not a Piece of Cake or Pi)

Poetry Prompt:  Of the poetic forms that are based on syllable counts, probably the most well-known – to English speakers, at least – is the Japanese form called the haiku. But there are many other syllable-based forms. Today, I’d like to challenge you to pick from two of them – the shadorma, and the Fib. The FibContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 7 (Not a Piece of Cake or Pi)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 6 (Read it Again)

Poetry Prompt:  Make that line the title of your poem. Write a poem inspired by the line. Then, after you’ve finished, change the title completely. Instead of a line, I decided to write about how some authors are able to write words that can endure even as the time in our lives keeps moving forward.Continue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 6 (Read it Again)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 5 (Chameleon)

Poetry Prompt:  This prompt challenges you to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem. I thought about imitation, then about that bird that puts its own eggs inContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 5 (Chameleon)”

Reviewers Needed: Poetry book

I set a goal last month to get 10 new reviews for each of my books. I didn’t get there, so I’ll put out the offer once again. Since it is National Poetry Month, I would like to submit my first book for consideration. So far it has been well received with an average ratingContinue reading “Reviewers Needed: Poetry book”

NaPoWriMo : Day 4 (Transitional Space)

Poetry Prompt:  Write a poem inspired by an odd, in-transition spaces. There was a twitter feed to choose pictures from, but I thought it would be a good reason to use one of my own. Don’t stop just because Life tells you go no further Create your own path I will be posting my poemsContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 4 (Transitional Space)”

NaPoWriMo : Day 3 (Random Words)

Poetry Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to make a “Personal Universal Deck,” and then to write a poem using it. Basically, you will need 50 index cards or small pieces of paper, and on them, you will write 100 words (one on the front and one on the back of each card/paper) usingContinue reading “NaPoWriMo : Day 3 (Random Words)”