National Poetry Writing Month: Day #24 (April 24, 2014)

Today’s entry combines prompts from Kelli Russell Agodon‘s list:

Write a poem that has the word ‘love’ in it somewhere. You cannot use the word ‘love’ by itself; it must be hidden (such as in the word ‘glove’, or in two words, like ‘halo venom’.

PoeWar:

Write a poem that begins with the word ‘I‘. [Never a problem for me, it seems]

and NaPoWriMo.net:

[W]rite a poem that features walls, bricks, stones, arches, or the like.

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #23 (April 23, 2014)

Today’s prompt is from Kelli Russell Agodon‘s list:

Write a poem where the last word of the first line begins with the first letter of your name, and the last word of the second line begins with the second letter of your name [—] until you have spelled out your first name and/or last name.

 

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #22 (April 22, 2014)

Today’s entry combines a prompt from Kelli Russell Agodon‘s list:

Write a poem that only has five syllables in each line. Give the poem a long title.

with a prompt from PoeWar‘s list:

Write a poem in which a similar or identical phrase is repeated three or more times throughout the poem.

 

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #21 (April 21, 2014)

For today’s entry, I went with one of the prompts from Kelli Russell Agodon‘s list:

Write a poem with the opposite hand that you write with, or, if you type your poems on the computer, use only one hand to type.

Then I applied one of the random prompts on Language is a Virus:

Systematically derange the language: Write a work consisting only of prepositional phrases, or add a gerund to every line of an already existing work.

I then chose the bits that worked from the two versions, and combined them into today’s poem.

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National Poetry Writing Month: Day #20 (April 20, 2014)

Family poems seem to be all the rage among poetry prompts today; both NaPoWrimo.net and Writer’s Digest suggest writing a ‘family poem’ for today’s prompt. (Okay, that’s only two. Still…)

Number 20 on LitBridge’s list of prompts involves imagining ‘living 300 or more years ago’, with ‘the same personality and body’. (Yeah, I can’t see myself in the 18th century.)

Kelli Russell Agodon‘s prompt for day 20 suggests removing my shoes and writing a poem celebrating my feet. (I hate my feet.)

Once again, PoeWar comes to the rescue. The twentieth prompt on the list is:

Write a poem that begins with a line of advice or instruction, such as don’t give up or take a left at the willow tree.

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