NaPoWriMo.net prompt to use a photo from @SpaceLiminalBot’s feed for inspiration:
It’s all about perspective, isn’t it?
I’m swimming in a world gone awry
looking for the ladder of escape
which way’s up?
I just received my Writerly Kit, and was delighted to discover this month’s cool item: Paint Chip Poetry. Here is my first poem.
Far, far away
hot lava, fire, ember
jasmine tea leaves
Some prompt poetry today:
sun bright on daffodil hills,
air stained with smokey forest pyres,
first promise you failed,
belief in forever.
Prompts from my 123 prompts for Writers & Poets book, a yellow day, a moment that scarred you, someone you value.
It won’t cost you anything.
A prompt from https://herheartpoetry.com/2016/12/02/heartwrds-%C7%80-prompt-19/
Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt is to create a poem from social media
So here is a found poem created from snippets of 15 current statuses of people on my Facebook feed (in order):
It was never your destiny to take the easy or quiet route through life.
Home, sweet sweet HOME.
I’m in the same room
fixed up all nice today
Are there any 5 year olds out there?
You never go to the cupboard and find the bottles empty.
My mom surprised me
You can’t really hate on suffragists and true feminists
Luckily for horses
They featured me in the news letter
I’m a mixed metaphor
Best damn car chase I’ve ever seen!
With thanks to (in order) Ursula, Andrea, Jodi, Paige, Joei, Carol, Kowan, Desi, JM, Ben, Krystal, Jodi (again!), Diana, Sylvia, and Blu.
8 writers, 2 musicians, 5 former students.
Jodi’s line was “I’m in the same room as Dougal McKenzie! (And he’s wearing a kilt.)” We’re totally jealous! 😉 (Except maybe Diana. She’s probably over it by now).
Last year, between his job and his side business
he pulled in one point four million.
A satisfying tax return
for the kid who lived on oatmeal
and bathed in the creek before school,
who hunted down bottles for recycling money.
bouncing the rambunctious energy that drove people crazy,
oh that kid who knew the value of a dime,
and wasn’t afraid to work for it,
or to convince other people to pay him well for it.
Skill is one thing, but charm really pays the bills.
Kids with ADHD grow up to be adults who are bored with only one job, and have the willingness to risk time and money on entrepreneurial ventures!
Prompt from http://www.napowrimo.net today was to write about money.
Today’s prompt on http://www.napowrimo.net is to take a poem of Emily Dickinson’s, remove all the dashes, and find my own breaks and pauses. I chose “I Dwell in Possibility,” because I have a plaque with the ‘I’ missing, that makes it a command in my bathroom. I had it for several years before I thought of looking up the originating poem to see its context (which really, is quite out of character for me as a curious English teacher/librarian!) Anyway, here’s Emily’s original:
So, I was asked how marriage lasts, how years flow into years?
Oh, I was asked how marriage lasts, how do you move past fears?
Yes, I was asked how marriage lasts, how can you trust that long?
When I was asked how marriage lasts, I pondered what goes wrong.
I think how long a marriage lasts is not about romance
It’s much more: it’s faith and trust and determined acceptance.
It’s about having the faith that no matter what fate brings
You’re sticking together like the promise made on those rings
This prompt was for a poem with lines of fourteen syllables, ideally in iambic heptameter. My iambs are a complete mess, but here’s what I’ve got! 🙂