Oooops, NaPoWriMo Slipped Up On Me

  A Poet Must Do What a Poet Must Do I’m not ready for NaPoWriMo. I should create some kind of verse. And I’d better get onto it pronto: It’s already April the first. A poem with some kind of meaning Is not always easy to write. So I’ll just have to settle for somethingContinue reading “Oooops, NaPoWriMo Slipped Up On Me”

NaPoWriMo, 2015, Day 21 – Erasure Poems

I’m way behind with NaPoWriMo, but I thought I’d jump in and get my feet wet again anyway. I wasn’t too thrilled with the prompt for today, so I went back to yesterday’s prompt. It was to write an Erasure poem. The process involves taking a poem or some other text that has already beenContinue reading “NaPoWriMo, 2015, Day 21 – Erasure Poems”

‘It’s All About Feet’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 4

Nothing’s impossible, right?  The folks over at NaPoWriMo believe that because today they have asked us to write a Love poem without using the word “love” or any of the hearts, flowers, or cliches that generally go along with that word.  (Deep breath)  Okey-dokey.  I’ll give it a try. To join in the fun, followContinue reading “‘It’s All About Feet’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 4”

‘Solitary Sentry’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 3

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: Write a Fourteener — a poem on any subject but having seven iambic feet.  Join the fun. There’s still plenty of time to get into the rhythm of writing a poem a day in honor of National Poetry Month. Click the link above to visit the main site and get the easyContinue reading “‘Solitary Sentry’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 3”

‘Wise Men Still Follow’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 2

Day 2 of the ‘National Poetry Writing Month’ Challenge prompts us to write a poem about the stars. We can use any form and take the poem in any direction we choose. If you’d like to join in the effort to write 30 poems in 30 days (or any number of poems at all) clickContinue reading “‘Wise Men Still Follow’ – for NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 2”

‘My Love is Not a Knight in Shining Armor’ – For NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 1

Here we are again to National Poetry Month — and good ol’ NaPoWriMo.  To be honest, April just slipped up on me this time, and I’m pressing to get my poem in. I’m sure I’ll not find the time to write a new poem for all 30 days, but I’m going to go for allContinue reading “‘My Love is Not a Knight in Shining Armor’ – For NaPoWriMo, 2015 – Day 1”

Oh My Goodness! It’s Almost National Poetry Month!

  I cannot believe it. When I think about all the poems I wrote last April for NaPoWriMo, it seems like just last week. How can we be right at the door of the next National Poetry Month already? Well, one reason it seems so recent, of course, is that I’ve just recently had aContinue reading “Oh My Goodness! It’s Almost National Poetry Month!”

NaPoWriMo – 2013 – Day 3 — ‘The Anchor’s Away …’

Finally, I am ON TIME!  Today’s prompt is to write a “sea chanty” or “sea shanty,” depending on which historical spelling and definition you choose to favor.  Anyway, we are to write a poem with rhyme and a rhythm that can be used to keep a steady pace at physical work — and it shouldContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – 2013 – Day 3 — ‘The Anchor’s Away …’”

NaPoWriMo – 2013 — Day 2 — The Pretty Kitty Tale

Well, I’m duly embarrassed because I’m still running a day behind. I missed yesterday’s poem, but I will definitely write two today. The one below is in response to Tuesday’s prompt to write “a poem that tells a lie.”  It’s more or less a tall kitty tale. The Tale of the Pretty Kitty Mary LouContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – 2013 — Day 2 — The Pretty Kitty Tale”