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Day Nine: Sonnet Sunday


Day Eight

Today’s poem is coming to you live from the front seat of our macchina on the way to Slovenia. Luckily it’s not me driving. Prompt 8: Monster prompt in 20 steps. And I am travelling. Let’s see. -Amore, give me a metaphor. -Boh. Ask Googleta. Everything I have ever written is specific, utterly preposterous andContinue reading “Day Eight”

Day Seven

Today a wave and a list poem which is also for Visual Verse. Prompt 7: Start by reading James Tate’s poem “The List of Famous Hats.” Now, write a poem that plays with the idea of a list. Tate’s poem is a list that isn’t – he never gets beyond the first entry. You could tryContinue reading “Day Seven”

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 Two & Last March photos

Today first a poem made from ten things, and then two last photos taken in March for bushboy’s Last on the Card challenge. Prompt 2: Today’s prompt asks you to begin by picking 5-10 words from the list. Next, write out a question for each word that you’ve selected. Now for each question, write aContinue reading “Day Two & Last March photos”

New moon book on Monday

Yes, it’s Monday, yes, it’s the new moon, and yes, the book with my moon poem is out now! The Polaris Trilogy: Poems for the Moon with poems selected to travel to the Moon with NASA next year was published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and is available through (and regional Amazon websites) here:Continue reading “New moon book on Monday”

Last photos of December and best news of 2022

Yes, this is now. Here are two last photos of the past year taken with my camera and my phone, plus quite an astonishing piece of news. How are you in the new year? We had amore’s father over here in the wilderness of Tuscany, we ate well, there were zero noises from the outsideContinue reading “Last photos of December and best news of 2022”

Last photos of September

Last month ended with the following four photos. I was thinking no drama for a change, alas, the final one says it all. Let’s start innocently, with the last photo from our daytrip with my uncle before he returned to Slovenia. Our day ended with a non-filtered Ichnusa, my uncle’s favourite beer, and a freshlyContinue reading “Last photos of September”


Here is a nonet I wrote yesterday with nine syllables in the first line and one in the ninth. The photos are old but from the heart and slightly mercurial. Mercurial Nine is the times you cried for my love. Eight times I said no and cried back. Seven was not even when six cameContinue reading “Mercurial”