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…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 11

in this modern garden I wander go find your red rose, they said turn left, turn right, it’s as simple as that but this rose hasn’t grown in years I once stumbled through a bed of yellow chrysanthemum then wasted time smelling gardenias enchanted by fake perfume the carnations soon showed their true stripes I…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 10

Write a haynaku. A 3 line stanza, 1 word in the first line, 2 words in the second line, 3 words in the third line. mondaymorning rainblankets the world tuesdaysays goodbyefor how long? wednesdayI wishfor the future thursdaybut maybeI’m only dreaming fridayfleeting ghostdisappears by monday

Napowrimo 2020 Day 9

Write a concrete poem. Lines and words take a shape that reflects the theme. time separated us farther than the sky lives above the sea but in the moment we kissed at the horizon we were lovers in every existence we had ever lived still it was impossible to stop the shifting sands of our…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 8

Use a line from a poetry Twitter bot as the seed of your poem. dead and perfect she’d rather be in love with an image than admit defeat dead and perfect she’d rather be in love with a fantasy than vulnerable with reality dead and perfect she’d rather be Barbie drained by a vampire so…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 7

Prompt: Write a poem based on a news article. in other news on his planet far from mine the rain is made of molten iron and male energy sweat not tears, make no mistake they vaporize by morning forged by the god of war he practices emotional distancing like a sport sharpening his strength and…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 6

Write from the POV of a person/animal/thing from The Garden of Earthly Delights. God named me Unicorn said I was one of a kind sent me into this Garden of Chaos to heal the sick and the blind the humans admire my magic and purity but refuse to change their ways they dance to the…

Napowrimo 2020 Day 5

Prompt: Do all of the following in one poem. Begin the poem with a metaphor. Say something specific but utterly preposterous. Use at least one image for each of the five senses, either in succession or scattered randomly throughout the poem. Use one example of synesthesia (mixing the senses). Use the proper name of a…