Monthly Archives: April, 2015

NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 30

From Chris: “This is the End, sang Jim Morrison. Write an end poem. It can be an end of the month poem, a last poem for your next collection of poetry, an end of a era, relationship, or world poem. The last four words of the poem should be: this is the end.” (with lines …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 29

From Chris: “Make up a word. Make up a couple of words if you want. Create a poem about and using this new word or couple of words.” a phospholuvian snaporwill from the fendenovian era phospherized and fossilfied under a frempton fooslesnap needless to say this is big bigger than the nanconiamal noodle but I …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 28

From Chris: “Read this generous excerpt from How To Read a Poem (and fall in love with poetry) by Edward Hirsch. It is from the book and very different than the essay located at poetry.org. Become the ‘scholar with one candle’ (Wallace Stevens) Click on my link (http://www.edwardhirsch.com/prose/how-to-read-a-poem/), read for a while and then write …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 27

From Chris: “Create a color-full poem. One that uses a myriad of colors with a touch perhaps of something unexpected.” using paint chips trying to decide between aqua green and midnight black or neon orange I could also go with silver or turquoise melon green is nice too or hot chartreuse lily plaid is nice …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 26

From Chris: Random first line from this site: http://writingexercises.co.uk/firstlinegenerator.php, six lines or more. “The whole family had been cursed since” earlier in the day when Tommy mistook the sacred alter of the holy enclosure for the restroom they were cursed to sing show tunes whenever they bowled since none of them bowled they were also …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 25

From Chris: “Acronyms. Write a poem that is at least 25 words. Can you write one that is 20% Acronyms, One where every 5 words is an acronym?” life’s a PICNIC said the programmer from NASA to the questioner from NOAA and its all a FUBARed mess talking about CLAW not knowing what it all …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 24

From Chris: “Write an opposite poem. Specifically take your political poem from Day 22 and re-write it from a completely different and opposing viewpoint.” small minded fools who will never understand it was the ambition of Alexander that shaped the world Napoleon’s pride made today possible conquest is the crucible where the future is born …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 23

From Chris: “Write an 8 line ‘intersection’ poem. Decide what that means for you.” (8 lines or more, right?) I tried to write an intersection poem but cars kept honking and people kept yelling and telling me to get out of the street I tried to write a turn only poem but same problem get …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 22

From Chris: “Be political. Write a political poem. It can be general, or inspired by a specific current event. Make it purposeful and obviously political. Try NOT to be subtle. Make the opinion and viewpoint clear.” You know, as I am pondering possible responses to this prompt, I can’t help but thinking that a good …

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NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 21

From Chris: “Write a poem about something you discovered and learned from.” changing the water filter the bar across the top completely red and the water tastes funny so I open the new filter and problems I can’t get the old one out I try to pull it but my fingers slip pounding on the …

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