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”

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”

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”

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?”