Tag Archives: NaPoWriMo

Prompt Return

NaPoWriMo promises to return next April for this month dedicated to poets and their poetry and leaves us with the word return as our final prompt.  Taking a chant I first heard sung by Libana and repeated afterwards in countless women’s … Continue reading

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Homage to Emily

I’m mad forEmily Dickinson.  Her poems are like messages in a bottle, that I’ve been lucky enough to uncork and read, beach combing by myself some early morning by the sea.  Her poems are not about the ocean or even … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 26

I really enjoyed this prompt.  I love list poems and the Almanac Questionnaire from Maureen Thorson provided a wonderful cornucopia. I didn’t use every word but managed a respectable number and played off some that didn’t make a literal appearance.  … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-five

Being prompted to write like James Schuyler, and in particular to his Hymn to Life, was incredibly daunting.  The only way I managed was to read it several times, listen to the poet read his poem and then to write, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Fruit

NaPoWriMo the challenge for Day 24 was to write about a fruit. It’s taken a couple of days to get to it.  Not that there’s any dearth of fruit about which to wax poetic.  No it was just the blahs … Continue reading

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(L)etter Poem

Today’s NaPoWriMoprompt (optional, as always) asked us to write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet, or perhaps, the letters that form a short word. Doesn’t “S” look sneaky and snakelike? And “W” clearly doesn’t know where it’s … Continue reading

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Quadrille #102 – Don’t Forget To… by Mish Okay, time to flush out forty-four words exactly, not counting the title for today’s challenge at the d’verse Poets Pub.  My poem a couple of days ago, detailing a small pleasure, conformed so … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

Today we write an ode to life’s small pleasures, continuing into our eighteenth day of a writing poem a day with NaPoWriMo encouragement.  I’d like to say that it’s no small pleasure to discover the chapbooks to which we’ve been … Continue reading

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Forgotten Technologies

NaPoWriMo Day 17 and we’re asked to right a poem about forgotten technology… Pamphlets, Poetry and Broadsheets I wonder what Tom Edison would think to see his money-making invention fuel a counter-cultural revolution? Precursor to all other social media devices … Continue reading

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Beloved Mentor, Guide, Poet

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019)   She stamped her voice on the cry of the wild geese and now her words come back to guide me whenever their call spirals heavenward or wild wings … Continue reading

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