Category Archives: NaPoWriMo

May Day

Today is Beltane. commonly known as May Day.  It is one of the four major celebrations in the ancient Celtic calendars that mark a change of season.  Beltane heralds summer. Beltane is a wildl festival of a day, beginning at … Continue reading

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Lucidity

I’ve just returned from a poetry conference in the Ozarks.  It’s the twenty-seventh time poets have come together in Eureka Springs, AK to confab and critique at Lucidity.  The gathering is aptly named.  It’s all about the craft and how … Continue reading

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Breaking Lines- NaPoWriMo

So the prompt yesterday day was about line breaks.  It was a day without inspiration. Happily this morning I woke thinking about literal lines, as in Morse code or the I Ching, both made up of lines embedded with information.  … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Caught Up in Story

Okay, Maureen warned us that in undertaking this exercise we might be tumbled down unexpected pathways.  The exercise was to find a poem in a language we didn’t know, pair it with a photograph and write our own poem inspired … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Describing Abstraction Concretely

Beauty Always Pierces   Beauty always pierces through the breastbone like an angel’s arrow angling down, gliding through tissue, splicing spine.  I could die of pleasure, transported, but where to go that’s better than this world, where every pebble, puddle, … Continue reading

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Band List

I took yesterday’s poem into my critique group. As usual their suggestions lightened and tightened and gave me a stand alone poem with which I was really happy with.    is such an important part of our craft.  I especially like this … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo

It’s here ! April and already the Fool is messing with me, tripping me up so of course I’m “LAtE, LAte…” so here’s yesterday’s poem. Hopefully I’ll post again later today as I catch up.  (Knock on wood!)   Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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3Prompts – 3Poems

A poem about taste: Artichoke Picked as buds before they open – tight-packed petals folding back in purple-feathered blooms – till then they’re all about defense, even the inner, most translucent leaves, more tender than the naked skin of new-born … Continue reading

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Day 26 – NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt challenges us to write about a current artifact through the eyes of some   future archaeologist, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of that far-off, future scientist.               … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: The Tiny Place – Day 25

Yesterday I spent inside a snail shell – today the frame continues small around me.  I’m thinking of Alice and the tiny door that took her into Wonderland.  I met a man at Round Top this weekend.  He sat beside … Continue reading

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