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Day 26: Meet Meta

Here is a portrait poem of someone you should really meet. Prompt 26: Write a portrait poem that focuses on or plays with the meaning of the subject’s name. This could be a self-portrait, a portrait of a family member or close friend, or even a portrait of a famous or historical person.  Meet MetaContinue reading “Day 26: Meet Meta”

Day 24: Passage of time, 2 reviews

The first review has one star and the second has five stars. Guess which one has more likes? Prompt 24: Write a poem in the form of a review. But not a review of a book or a movie of a restaurant. Instead, I challenge you to write a poetic review of something that isn’tContinue reading “Day 24: Passage of time, 2 reviews”

Day 23: Five sides of summer

Today I take a vivid summer memory and turn it inside out from five points of view. Prompt 23: Try to write a poem of your own that has multiple numbered sections. Attempt to have each section be in dialogue with the others, like a song where a different person sings each verse, giving aContinue reading “Day 23: Five sides of summer”

Day 19: A scary skiing haibun

This is not what a haibun was made for, but this memory came up and wished to stay in prose, until the final haiku. The graffiti above is translated at the bottom of this post. Prompt 19: One common feature of childhood is the monsters. The ones under the bed or in the closet; theContinue reading “Day 19: A scary skiing haibun”

Day 14

Today it’s 10 years since I moved to Tuscany from Slovenia for love, but the poems – the one I chose and the one I wrote – reach further back. Prompt 14: Today, I challenge you to write a parody or satire based on a famous poem. It can be long or short, rhymed orContinue reading “Day 14”

Day 11: Dog speak

I love everything about today’s prompt. Overheard language is relative. I’ve always wondered whether dog speak is fiction or nonfiction. Prompt 11: This prompt challenges you to play around with the idea of overheard language. First, take a look at Naomi Shihab Nye’s poem “One Boy Told Me.” Now,  write a poem that takes asContinue reading “Day 11: Dog speak”

Day Nine: Sonnet Sunday


Thursday Doors 23/2/23: Ostia

Funny how one can completely forget such a pleasant day. It was the last day of last May when I saw Flavia for the last time (for now). We had lunch in her Ostia by the sea, which is practically still greater Rome, and then strolled a little first in the city where we hadContinue reading “Thursday Doors 23/2/23: Ostia”

Thursday Doors 9/2/23: Summer in Ljubljana with hidden doors

Now you’ll know what I did last summer. Instead of doors – well, some are hidden in the background – here are four clusters from four occasions when I had fun with mum in my city, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Let’s start with that time when we went to see the documentary “2017” aboutContinue reading “Thursday Doors 9/2/23: Summer in Ljubljana with hidden doors”

January 2022

Here we go, back in time for one year again. This is the beginning of my seventh Calendar series. It’s true that I don’t take as many photos as I used to, but finding twenty last January photos that I wish to gather in this post was not hard. It starts with the first photoContinue reading “January 2022”