I Remember You (with a smile)

I remember you on a glorious cloudless night where snowflakes of stars light the sky with a promise of life in darkness and a sense of warmth amidst the cold breezy wind   I remember you with a smile   I remember you in the stillness of the dawn when the night and day had becomeContinue reading “I Remember You (with a smile)”

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)”

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.”