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Four April centos: No. 2

Today is the day for the second of four centos that I compiled from the endings of poems that were written on the last day of April, Day 30 of NaPoWriMo. This one has to do with life. As I gathered all the last lines of the 96 poems shared on the official NaPoWriMo websiteContinue reading “Four April centos: No. 2”

May 2022

Last May was an easy-to-file-away month. It started with one-day visitors on Day 1 but then it got really empty really quick, until Day 31 when I met Flavia for the last time, so far. So I had all the time in the world to observe poppies in the greens turn to browns and reds.Continue reading “May 2022”

Day 28: Index 2023

I’ve been waiting for a good prompt to unleash something a bit special. Index sounds just right. See if anything about this poem seems familiar. Prompt 28: Today, I challenge you to write your own index poem. You could start with found language from an actual index, or you could invent an index, somewhat inContinue reading “Day 28: Index 2023”

Day 25: On books and the sea

This is a love poem to two things that are there for when I’ll need them. Or so I keep telling myself. Prompt 25: Today’s prompt challenges you to write a love poem, one that names at least one flower, contains one parenthetical statement, and in which at least some lines break in unusual places.Continue reading “Day 25: On books and the sea”

Day 18: Alphabet poems

Today more edible plants, including those dangly kumquats, and all the letters, twice. Prompt 18: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words inContinue reading “Day 18: Alphabet poems”

Day 17: Igor is no longer here

Today I call a couple of vegetables and relatives by name and build a poem around them. Prompt 17: Begin by reading Sayuri Ayers’ poem “In the Season of Pink Ladies.” … Don’t say flower when you can say daisy. Don’t say bird when you mean a hawk. Today’s challenge asks you to write aContinue reading “Day 17: Igor is no longer here”

Day Five: Smile

I wrote the poem first and then found just the leaf for it. Prompt 5: Begin by reading Charles Simic’s poem “The Melon.” … For today’s challenge, write a poem in which laughter comes at what might otherwise seem an inappropriate moment – or one that the poem invites the reader to think of asContinue reading “Day Five: Smile”

Day Four & April 2022

April is a special month, not just because of our poems. Here are twenty views from last year’s April for my Calendar and one poem about it. Prompt 4: Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetrameter. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme schemeContinue reading “Day Four & April 2022”

Day Three: The opposite poem

Today we were to take a beloved poem and turn in on its head. Ouch! Looking forward to reading all the others. Prompt 3: Find a shortish poem that you like, and rewrite each line, replacing each word (or as many words as you can) with words that mean the opposite.  Rude When animals tellContinue reading “Day Three: The opposite poem”