National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 21

My day 21 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—to write a poem that ‘incorporates overheard speech.’ I actually have written several such poems lately—including my Day 20 poem (which used my dropbox list of recent files as the source for the title), my Day 18 poem (which incorporated an invented word from 1989 or 1990), and another poem written three days ago that ends with a quote from Pulp Fiction. My title for this poem came from a post I saw on tumblr… Continue reading “National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 21”

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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