Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

NaPo Wri MO – 4/19 With a Short Meander Backwards

If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making. ee cummings Yesterday I got distracted and didn’t write a preamble to my odd poem.  I chose ee … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: A Kenning

Blue Bonnet   Spring harbinger Paintbrush partner Concrete’s victim Nature’s dictum Texas treasure  Ladybird’s pleasure Sky reflector Folk connector Bee beacon Nature’s deacon Cows distaste Goats haste A Kenning is a two word phrase describing an object often using a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: The Fan Letter

One of the lost poems came wandering back via my husband’s computer – much rejoicing over this lost sheep, its matted fur and ticks matter not a whit.  The story of Leda and the Swan has always fascinated me – … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Almanac

Poetry Prevails   Someone scrawls “Mozart Rules!” across the toilet stall wall but the  frog choir outside, inhabiting Rumi’s field, give lie to the words before her ink is dry, though who’s to say molecules of Mozart have not imbued … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Inspiration

Not To Mention The Lost Works of Shakespeare and Ovid   I lost three separate poems today. Each disappeared from different rooms in ordinary circumstances, leaving behind but the haziest trace of precious detail, beloved turn of phrase, and oh … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo:SanSan

Flying Beneath Her Radar   Flying beneath her radar, star-struck fellow stalks the Queen of Prom from class to class through thronging halls, butt-littered parking lots his star runs marathons, debates, plays cello, flirts, mingles, taunts and puffs illicit grass … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Fortune Cooky Prompts

Elegant surroundings will soon be yours.   My daughter and I share a fondness for  inexpensive oriental restaurants. The food is  good and even the meanest hole-in-the-wall offers a spray of delicate life-like orchids, 3-d photos of Norwegian wolves, or … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Found Poem From an Index

Alchemy, In  A Cave, With Lover   Abyss and darkness Alchemy albedo whitening and colors of feathers as stages of Birth from hand, from head from mouth of gods from phallus, Aphrodite bitterness and salt, BLESSING gravestones shaped as witch … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo:11th Prompt – Twisted

I’m finally caught up, but no rest for the wicked; only two more hours till the next prompt!  Still I’m stoked to be on board with all the cool cats again.  (Poets will never get over the beats-they’ll always dress … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Book Spine Poem

The Red-Haired Girl From the Bog        Her curly mane,     color of sailors’ delight,     captures attention     from every street philosopher and holy fool     mooching the squalid sidewalks     of the city of the beasts     … Continue reading

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