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NaPoWriMo #30: leave a line, take a line

April 30th, 2009 5 Comments

The final NaPoWriMo Read Write Poem prompt was to leave a line for an exquisite corpse and take a line as an inspiration for the final poem. I used Joanna‘s line, a handful of feathers, for a modified Fibonacci poem using word instead of syllable counts for each line. A Handful of Feathers I open […]

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NaPoWriMo #29: i don’t think i can

April 29th, 2009 7 Comments

Today’s Read Write Poem prompt, things you don’t think you can do, very nearly didn’t come together for me. Maybe this little engine is running out of steam. No Matter No matter what I think I can I think I can I think I can I cannot be in two places at the same time, […]

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NaPoWriMo #28: seeing red

April 28th, 2009 4 Comments

Today’s Read Write Poem prompt was to write about red. I was stalled until I read the question of the day on my TED widget: Where will you walk today? That was when red and TED all came together for today’s poem. I know we have a few days left, but I want to thank […]

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NaPoWriMo #27: Cadence

April 27th, 2009 4 Comments

Very nearly off-prompt. Read Write Poem proposed making a poem from a Wordle list. I used the word ‘cadence’ for the title of this haiku. Cadence bird on the high branch sings into deepening gloom just before the rain NaPoWriMo #27

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NaPoWriMo #26: let’s get metaphysical

April 26th, 2009 2 Comments

Oops. This poem, The Hakawati, is now visiting Sin Fronteras/Writers without Borders. You can see it in the Spring 2010 issue.

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NaPoWriMo #25: how to

April 25th, 2009 5 Comments

Today’s Read Write Poem prompt was to write a how-to poem. I think the poems are disintegrating a bit in this final stretch. How to Survive Cubicle Life (adapted from Paper Folding Wallet Instructions with a nod to Leonard Cohen) Fold inward along line A and line B so that your wayward edges meet at […]

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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. […]

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NaPoWriMo #23: put on another hat

April 23rd, 2009 6 Comments

The Read Write Poem prompt was to “pick a new career or lifestyle, assume the identity and start writing.” Both hooded crows and parrots live on the Robert College campus, and I am watching both of them today. A Hooded Crow A hooded crow dropped parrot feathers on this ode to quills and color. NaPoWriMo […]

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NaPoWriMo #22: wednesday is list day

April 22nd, 2009 9 Comments

Today’s Read Write Poem prompt was to select words, phrases, lines from five pieces and work them into a poem. I used these six. Wendell Berry, How to Be a Poet: there are no unsaved spaces ee cummings, 87: what a wonderful thing/is the end of a string George Bilgere, Crusoe: the faintest signal, a […]

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NaPoWriMo #21: rites of passage

April 21st, 2009 8 Comments

I suppose learning something new can be a rite of passage (Read Write Poem), but the main inspiration came from this TED Talk by Margaret Wertheim. Old Dog Today I learned that frilly things, coral reefs, sea slugs, lettuce leaves, display a geometry more complex than a mere line or a sphere, and that this […]

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