Napowrimo 2020 Day 23

Write about a letter of the alphabet or letters that form a short word. O to the never ending pools promising forever as far as the east is to the west C a magnetic siren call her song stirs the waves bringing me closer closer closer– a dangerous temptation leads to freeing sensation E I…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 22

Use an idiom from another language/culture as the jumping point for a poem. a dog bitten by a snake is afraid of sausages doesn’t mean the dog stopped craving meat fool me once, shame on you fool me twice, shame on me like shame is a hot potato no one wants to be caught holding…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 21

Day 21 Prompt: Take a poem from another language and translate it the way it sounds. Here’s my attempt with a Norwegian poem. Men når du er framme ved det som rører degrører det deg ikkjelenger likevel er det alltid noe som vilrøre ved deg I går stod du inneklemt i eit ordnesten uten å…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 20

Write about a handmade/homemade gift you received. used to believe all handmade gifts were from the heart until once upon a time I barely knew a viper wearing a prince’s skin met up for coffee just once before he decided I was his mouse thoughtful he claimed to be with the meal he cooked up…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 19

Gather objects from around your house and write about them. collectibles sit upon my shelves like the little mermaid’s treasure trove some date back to when I was 3 like the pig in overalls holding spare change I’d saved for so long dreaming of buying something nice like a grand piano for my parents until…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 18

oh, to a saturday soul when morning rain taps the window coffee flavors the air in a lazy medley accompanied by omelets and pancakes drenched in maple syrup the canadian kind not the fructose stuff and the cats purr away weekday woes oh, to summers wild and free sand and sea and the breeze cling…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 17

Write a poem about forgotten technology. made sure mama recorded the new episode of sailor moon every afternoon my eighth grade euphoria got me through homework love and justice were worth the wait couldn’t discuss my obsession of tuxedo mask with my friends until school the next day i had their numbers memorized but never…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 16

Write a poem with over the top compliments for someone. my favorite book heroes are not the prince Charmings I prefer the Beast scarred and hideous Jane described Rochester as ugly but she loved him anyway for his strangeness the mysteries he kept locked away in his pining soul even when it almost broke her…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 15

Write a poem inspired by your favorite music/using music. dancing to Clair de Lune I dreamed of you choirs sing church bells ring waltzing in spring Debussy and Chopin mastered my childhood I loved them but I spent hours at the piano perfecting perfectionism a lesson my teacher made sure I’d never forget nightmares basked…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 14

Write a poem that deals with poets, poems, people who inspired you to write poems, who you strive to be like, or who you strive NOT to be like. I. I’ve always formed an instant bond with eccentric people the ones scorned for being weird by a society focused on coloring between the lines but…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 13

Write a non-apology for things you’ve stolen. we were still strangers my dear it was my words not I that grabbed your keys I already told you I was a cat lover fickle with her affections my wide-eyed innocence led you to believe you were safe in your safe made you easy to read like…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 12

Write a triolet. The first line is repeated in the fourth and seventh lines; the second line is repeated in the final line; and only the first two end-words are used to complete the rhyme. your warmth did vanish with the morning light I’m left to wake in a cold, lonely bed knowing your charm…