National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 30

My Day 30 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write ‘a poem about something that happens again and again.’ Continuum Every hour of every day an ending an ascent to the sun in permanent eclipse marked by undulating flesh and salty tears The ritual must continue offerings made to the bejewelled figure [...]

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When everything else evaporates or vaporises (NaPoWriMo 2017 Day 29 alternate poem)

This was my initial attempt at the Day 29 poem. I initially posted my second attempt because I felt this first one was too literal. Now that I look at it again, it really isn’t; it just lacks an emotional center (at least, for me it does).  When everything else evaporates or vaporises Of all [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 29

My Day 29 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—which involves choosing a ‘very specific, concrete noun’ from a favorite poem, doing some free writing based on that word, then incorporating that all into a new poem. I chose to work from the word bones, which I drew from a poem by S. R. [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 28

My Day 28 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. A short Skeltonic verse written under the influence of an oncoming migraine on a Friday afternoon when the weather won’t make up its bleeding mind and I’m too tired to go anywhere so what else am I [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 26

My day 26 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a poem about ‘a particular object or place from the point of view of some far-off, future scientist’… FILE NO. Z-166.5 Classification: Artefact Cluster Z Group: Indefinite Use Sub-Group: Artisan Category: Poet Description: Ego The following is extracted from [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 25

My day 25 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write ‘a poem that explores a small, defined space.’ I chose, as the title suggests, my head. I also used a form of sorts—I can’t assume that it is entirely original, but I came up with it on my own—in which the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 24

My day 24 poem for National Poetry Writing Month sort of uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write an ekphrastic poem about the stuff found in the margins of medieval manuscripts. I made a couple of attempts, but quickly got bored. So, this is what I ended up doing: …and there was much rejoicing I know the [...]

National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 23

My day 23 poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt on Napowrimo.net—to write a double elevenie, which is (duh!) an elevenie with two stanzas. Night time in my apartment Cat sleeping gracefully anywhere she wants soft and purring loudly Comforting Me sleeping fitfully under these covers snoring, occasionally starting awake uncomfortable (22 April 2017—posted [...]