When. In Love.

Today, I’d like to challenge you to find an idiomatic phrase from a different language or culture, and use it as the jumping-off point for your poem.   it’s  a carrot, of course need I say more just to be sure? you don’t need to be a horse to run faster and endure same way,Continue reading “When. In Love.”

At Some Point in Melville

Today’s optional prompt asks you to make use of today’s resource. Find a poem in a language that you don’t know, and perform a “homophonic translation” on it. What does that mean? Well, it means to try to translate the poem simply based on how it sounds. You may not wind up with a credibleContinue reading “At Some Point in Melville”

The Storm

the storm that’s raging now could clear at any minute and reveal a million-star sky- Michelle, ” After -Rain Skies: A Million Stars” she wears a smile so contagious and charming the kind that bears true of a heart filled with love and compassion he took it away now wounded, now torn. abuse took herContinue reading “The Storm”

Thank You, Girls

NaPoWriMo Day 20 Today, in gratitude for making it to Day 20, our (optional) prompt asks you to write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received. It could be a friendship bracelet made for you by a grade-school classmate, an itchy sweater from your Aunt Louisa, a plateful of cinnamonContinue reading “Thank You, Girls”

The Sun Looks Pretty on Me

NaPoWriMo Day 19 Today, our optional prompt challenges you to write a poem based on a “walking archive.” What’s that? Well, it’s when you go on a walk and gather up interesting things – a flower, a strange piece of bark, a rock. This then becomes your “walking archive” – the physical instantiation of yourContinue reading “The Sun Looks Pretty on Me”

ODE TO CAPPUCINNO

NaPoWriMo Day 18 Our optional prompt for the day also honors the idea of Saturday (the Saturdays of the soul, perhaps?), by challenging you to write an ode to life’s small pleasures. Perhaps it’s the first sip of your morning coffee. Or finding some money in the pockets of an old jacket. Discovering a bird’sContinue reading “ODE TO CAPPUCINNO”

In Memory of a Great Love Letter

NaPoWriMo Day 17 Our prompt for the day asks you to move backward in time away from such modern contrivances as podcasts. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that features forgotten technology. Maybe it’s a VCR or a rotary phone. A cassette player or even a radio. If you’re looking for a potential example,Continue reading “In Memory of a Great Love Letter”

Pause. Shall We Read Some Poetry?

The brilliant Jade Wong posted her favorite selection of poetry from the classic down to modern times and of course her WP favorites too. I am sharing it with you guys because i love her choices too..from the great Emily Dickinson to  Lang Leav. And the fun part for me is that my poem “WhatContinue reading “Pause. Shall We Read Some Poetry?”

You Are Better Than The Best

NaPoWriMo Day 16 Hopefully, today’s prompt won’t expose you to controversy. Rather than encouraging minimalism, today we challenge you to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. Pick a person, place, or thing you love, and praise it in the most effusive way you can. Go for broke with metaphors, similes, and more. You Are BetterContinue reading “You Are Better Than The Best”