I Love You, at First Sight

NaPoWriMo day 15 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by your favorite kind of music. Try to recreate the sounds and timing of a pop ballad, a jazz improvisation, or a Bach fugue. For today’s prompt, I wrote a ballad. A love ballad.   I Love You, at First SightContinue reading “I Love You, at First Sight”

On Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Milton, Frost and You

You are the love of my life and the poetry I write–Michelle   Day 14 NaPoWriMo Today’s prompt asks you, to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise).     William Shakespeare tops my list of my most adored and favored poet with “Sonnet 18”, I dearly cherished better than aContinue reading “On Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Milton, Frost and You”

A Stolen Goodbye

Day 13 NaPoWriMo Today, I challenge you to write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen. For this prompt, I am writing this for my dad who passed away many years ago. He left. I never had the chance to say goodbye. He left. And I didn’t give him the chance to say goodbye either. Continue reading “A Stolen Goodbye”

I Love the Weirdness in You

Day 12 NaPoWriMo For today’s prompt, to write a triolet. These eight-line poems involve repeating lines and a tight rhyme scheme. The repetitions and rhymes can lend themselves to humorous poems, as well as to poems expressing dramatic or sorrowful moods. The requirements of this fixed form are straightforward: the first line is repeated in the fourthContinue reading “I Love the Weirdness in You”

Slow Dance

Day 10 NaPoWriMo Today’s prompt is another one from the archives, first suggested to us by long-time Na/GloPoWriMo participant Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the secondContinue reading “Slow Dance”

My No -Non sense Love Poem

Day 9 NaPoWriMo Our prompt for the day is inspired by Kaschock’s use of space to organize her poems. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem.Continue reading “My No -Non sense Love Poem”

Do You Remember Heathcliff?

Today’s poetry resource is a series of Twitter accounts that tweet phrases from different poets’ work. The Sylvia Plath Bot, as you might expect, tweets snippets of Plath. @PercyBotShelley tweets Shelley, @ruefle_exe tweets bits of Mary Ruefle’s poems, and @carsonbot and @sikenpoems send into the world small fragments of the work of Anne Carson and Richard Siken. Day 8 NaPoWriMo For this prompt, IContinue reading “Do You Remember Heathcliff?”