Laughing Dove Poetry

Laughing Dove Poetry header image 5

Entries Tagged as 'Stanza'

NaPoWriMo #24: listen up!

April 24th, 2009 3 Comments

The Read Write Poem prompt for today was to “listen to all the noise and let it inspire your poetry!” Here is what came up. It doesn’t feel finished, but this is all I can do with it today. Middle Ear Small bones never rest, busy as they are with the buzz of my life. […]

Tags:   · ·

NaPoWriMo #18: word salad

April 18th, 2009 5 Comments

Today’s prompt from Read Write Poem was to take words at random, singly or in bunches, from the list of 50. Having exhausted my interest in that list on a previous poem, I used the list of words deleted and added to the Oxford Junior Dictionary. The result is lunacy. A Cautionary Tale One day, […]

Tags:   · ·

NaPoWriMo #10: thrift store

April 10th, 2009 7 Comments

Today’s Read Write Poem prompt was to “find” a poem in another written work. I found mine in a recipe from 500 Years of Ottoman Cuisine. Lady’s Belly is an Ottoman dessert, the oldest of a group which includes waterpump sweet, vizier’s finger, and beauty’s lip. Make the little bellies from buttery dough laced with […]

Tags:   · ·

NaPoWriMo #8: Old Flames

April 8th, 2009 9 Comments

Today’s prompt from Read Write Poem was to write a poem about an old flame – in this case, it is more like two little sparks. Poker Thursdays after school the four of us met – two boys, two girls – in the Smiths’ fruit cellar, a concrete place that never smelled of fruit but […]

Tags:   · ·

NaPoWriMo #7: Nicknames

April 7th, 2009 9 Comments

Today’s prompt from Read Write Poem was to consider nicknames, alter egos, or the multitudes we contain. One thing led to another and I decided to write a poem modeled on Where I’m From by George Ella Lyon instead. Where I’m From I am from fishpond and graveyard, from elm trees, sweet corn, and the […]

Tags:   · ·

NaPoWriMo #6: Next Destination

April 6th, 2009 3 Comments

Next Destination Originally uploaded by Pensiero Today’s prompt was to use this photo by Pensiero for inspiration. Here is the poem. Next Destination Three men suspended in swings. One spins. One bounces. One sways. One falls. One rises. One prays. One calm, one excited, and one hanging tight. Grab your hat, close the book, and […]

Tags:   · ·