National Poetry Writing Month 2018, Day 19

The prompt for Day 19 is to write a paragraph about something, then either ‘[erase] words from this paragraph to create a poem or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem.’ I opted for the latter. The resulting poem feels incomplete, but I didn’t want to turn it into an exercise [...]


National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 19

My day 19 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from—to write ‘a poem that recounts a creation myth.’ The day I snagged a small slice of freedom I never knew it had a name I’d been doing it for years I was at a gathering I don’t remember where or when I was alone [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #19 (April 19, 2014)

Today's prompt is kind of a long one, so I'll condense and paraphrase: [W]rite a poem using one or more of the sea shell names listed. I imagine the strawberry tip protruding from her mouth A strand of hair falls across her smiling eyes She is bathed in golden light This is how I will [...]