Tag Archives: NaPoWriMo

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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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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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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NaPoWriMo 24: Under the Wire

I made it! Back running with the pack – how appropriate for this exercise through the Boschian landscape of noses thumbed at all the powers that be- a true democracy of pratfalls and scatology  plunked down among what’s most divine.  … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Prompt 23 – elevenie

Elf is the German word for eleven. Adding –chen to a noun in German gives it a sense of being wee or dear. The word Elfchen (always capitalized, as are all German nouns) translated into English is roughly elevenie. ~ … Continue reading

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Georgic: NaPoWriMo – Day 22

I spent the weekend at Round Top Poetry Festival immersed in poetry in person without spending a second on-line. My introduction to Round Top was a conversation overheard in a restaurant.  I interrupted my neighbor’s lunch and demanded more info.  … Continue reading

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