I have a poem I want to writecomposed while in the bed last night Planned to write it down at dawnbut overslept and now it’s gone Check out Profound Revelation, a poem I posted in 2015 on a similar topic. Photo by Kinga Cichewicz courtesy of Unsplash
The poem, fascinating and often misunderstoodis capable of sustained flighton wings totally different thanwings of fiction or drama Poets use echolocationto find their inspirationemitting pulses of high-frequency energythat bounce off nearby objectsPoets then use these echoes tocreate new perspectives Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to find a factual article about an animal, then go through the … More Guano
On a softened eveningshe returned from worksnow and stillnessher lonely companions From the kitchen tableamid egg smudged plate andcoffee smeared cupher pen and journalcalled to her:write with me,recreate your day,artist yourself,listen An unconsciousness poemthat had simmered all daywas ready for escapeto fancy itselfonto paper *Recreate: 1) form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in … More Recreate*
My husband, David, is the guest contributor for today’s post.The following is a series of his first haikus written duringa playful evening. I am haiku-ingseven strange syllable rulesto meet each other I am haiku-ingseventeen syllable rulesmerging to create * I am haiku-ingfive plus seven plus five ruleforming my haiku I am haiku-ingself-referential poemspeaking to itself … More Haiku-ing
In my seat-back on an airplane I find a pocket labeled – Literature Only – Yet all I find inside the pocket is an Entertainment Guide and a Beverage Menu folder That doesn’t look like literature to me If I were tasked with filling such a pocket I would stock it with the likes of … More Literature Only
Ms. Prissy Perfect pads into the room tender on soft paws but don’t forget she hides her sharpened claws inside those paws, her weapons when she thinks my writing’s off or words I choose are not quite up to snuff “Your meter strays from strict pentameter, I doubt your next revision will be better.” And … More Ms. Priss on Iambic Pentameter
observe the moment write, count, slash, then rearrange darn, last line still has six Day One prompt: Write a poem that provides the reader with instructions on how to do something.
Mary Oliver said in an interview once that she was in a classroom, composing a poem for students on the white board when a flock of geese flew overhead honking. She incorporated that event into the poem she was writing for them on the fly; the poem that later became “Wild Geese”. I shared this … More A Tribute to Mary Oliver