Renewal and Goodbye (Two Poems)

  Day 30 NaPoWriMo Our final (optional) prompt! In some past years, I’ve challenged you to write a poem of farewell for our thirtieth day, but this year, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that returns. For, just as the swallows come back to Capistrano each year, NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo willContinue reading “Renewal and Goodbye (Two Poems)”

Jco

Day 29 NaPoWriMo Today, I challenge you to write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet. Sing high your praises and tell the tale of Kitty McFluffleface’s ascension of Mt. Couch. Let us hear how your intrepid doggo bravely answers the call to adventure whenever the leash jingles. Jco, that’s howContinue reading “Jco”

In This Tiny Room

Day 28 NaPoWriMo   Today’s (optional) prompt is brought to us by the Emily Dickinson Museum. First, read this brief reminiscence of Emily Dickinson, written by her niece. And now, here is the prompt that the museum suggests: Martha Dickinson Bianchi’s description of her aunt’s cozy room, scented with hyacinths and a crackling stove, warmly recalls theContinue reading “In This Tiny Room”

Ode to the Philippines

This is one that we’ve used before, but one test of a  good prompt is that you can come back to it! For this prompt, you will need to fill out, in five minutes or less, the following “Almanac Questionnaire.” Then, use your responses as to the basis for a poem. Almanac Questionnaire Weather: Flora:Continue reading “Ode to the Philippines”

To All The Prompts I Love (With a Dash of Covid on Top)

Day 25 NaPoWriMo Because it’s a Saturday, I have an (optional) prompt for you that takes a little time to work through — although you can certainly take short-cuts through it, if you like! The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, who asksContinue reading “To All The Prompts I Love (With a Dash of Covid on Top)”

Moonlight Slow Dance

  our eyes met we gazed longer   my heartbeats as yours too   our song playing sweetly as ever   night dimly lit fitful silvery moonlight   we hold hands and slow dance   sailing feels like moonlight slow dance   P.S. The poetic form used is hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, whereContinue reading “Moonlight Slow Dance”