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?”

Oh, Dear Del Hall

Oh, dear Del Hall  you made history on a season of reflection and preparation among Christians for Easter celebration for fourty days you replicate, Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert Oh, dear Del Hall  you made history by having nothing but beer, 44 pounds you lost in 46 days back in 2019 on aContinue reading “Oh, Dear Del Hall”

I Died a Sudden Death

      I used to be the only one people are usually afraid of I carry on with me for centuries viruses that kill hundreds of people children and old alike rich or poor science has found a cure for one of the viruses I carried but little did they know I was upContinue reading “I Died a Sudden Death”

The Old Lady in a Cane

I once had a dream of a fairly old lady walking by a cane slowly… slowly… she stoops as she walks she begs as she cries slowly… slowly… she wonders and wonders along the street into the corner slowly… slowly… she sits as she cries she mourns as she weeps slowly… slowly… she wails inContinue reading “The Old Lady in a Cane”

In our Double – Seated Swing, Brother

our then glorious porch was missing a torch where we could have light at night and played with so much delight   in our double-seated swing, brother   we poke jokes in our double-seated swing where we too always cry out and sing facing each other dreaming with a smile then burst into laughter afterContinue reading “In our Double – Seated Swing, Brother”

The Lovely Lady Who Loves Tea

there was once a lovely lady who loves tea,  as graceful as a willow tree slender and lithe and pretty lives in extravagance, in Spanish -Mediterranean luxury home   its red tile roofs create shady overhangs with large windows, exposed beams features tall interior ceilings, cool tile floors, lots of windows bringing in a freshContinue reading “The Lovely Lady Who Loves Tea”