Day 24 I am being SUCH a writer today … and by that I mean I am allowing every little thing to pull me away from writing – as writers tend to fall prey to. But can you blame Continue reading “Apr 24 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Hate realizing a post didn’t – well – post.
Day 23 I didn’t get to a post yesterday – what with the Garden Poems reading and other distractions. So consider that day a wild card as far as prompts go.
My next reading will be this Thursday – Moments Before Midnight Continue reading “Apr 23 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 21 A Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Tomorrow (Earth Day) at Garden Poems at Gaiety Hollow. Event is 2-4 pm at Salem’s Gaiety Hollow Continue reading “Apr 21 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 20 I’m glad I pre-announced this on yesterday’s post as It’s another day “down the rabbit-hole” and I’m looking for that tidbit that will make me “big” again …
A Quick reminder – I will be one of 10 poets reading Continue reading “Apr 20 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 19 Good news! My Pixy (‘puter) yet lives! A day of sitting in rice seems to removed what water leaked in. I am SOOOO relieved – not just because this is the first repository of my PAD/NaPoWriMo poems but because it is the only place Continue reading “Apr 19 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 17 I have a good reason for being late-ish today. A great reason! I was poeming. That ABC poem from last Friday? – My muse decided what it really should consist of: and I’m mostly blind today so it took a while – and two devices – to type it out.
I’ll share it with you at the end of today’s offering.
Today’s prompt is “shared questions”. Continue reading “Apr 17 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Today’s prompt is to write a double elevenie.
What’s that? Well, an elevenie is an Continue reading “Apr 15 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 14 Today is a fun one. And creative. And it gives you options …
Today’s prompt is “Eleven uses ..”. Continue reading “Apr 14 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Last night’s Moments Before Midnight poetry reading was fun – one of the highlights is when my Facebook friend, C. Steven Blue, performed his “# (hashtag) Not My President” to a drumbeat.
And the Open Mic portion Continue reading “Apr 13 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
This evening, the poets from Moments Before Midnight anthology are reading from the just-released Moments Before Midnight at Salem Poetry Project. As one of the MBM poets – I’ll be there! Join me Continue reading “Apr 12 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo + 2 poems”
Let’s write about a subject you know really well today. Today’s prompt is ” What <your name> knows is this”. Continue reading “Apr 11 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Yesterday was cray-cray; not only did my ‘puter go on strike – Continue reading “Apr 10 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Today I am sharing a fun process to compose a poem Continue reading “Apr 8 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 7 – 1 week in! 1/4 of the way through; let’s keep the momentum up!
My PAD prompt is …”let’s make it awkward” Continue reading “Apr 7 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Day 6 This is one of those days when I have to build this post in stages; my computer nicknamed Lady Pixy is acting like a bitch, only giving me increments of 3 consecutive minutes at a time …
My PAD prompt is … “black stone”
Continue reading “Day 6 #AprPAD #NaPoWriMo”
My PAD prompt is … “words to use from a poem”
Continue reading “Apr 5 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Today is Maya Angelou’s birthday – she would have been 90. What an amazing poet she was! I had the pleasure of hearing her read before when she was in Salem.
My PAD prompt is … “7 lines” Continue reading “Apr 4 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
My PAD prompt is … “procrustean” … I love collecting words!
My PAD prompt is … “collage” – Collect images from newspapers and magazines either by clipping them or making a list of the colors, things, people, objects, and their qualities that you notice as you look through them. If you’ve clipped images, create a collage of the clippings as an illustration of a poem not yet written, and then write that poem. If you’ve collected images as text, use the snippets to create a poem. Continue reading “Apr 2 #AprPAD #NaPoWRiMo”
Finally! April is here and with it all the Poem-A-Day
games challenges. Time to smash down any mental brick walls stumbling blocks you may have been running into. Today National/Global Poetry Month. starts – and with it the annual writing challenges “Poem-A-Day” aka PAD. Also Camp NaNoWriMo starts …
My PAD prompt is apropos … “start”. Continue reading “Apr 1 Start of Poem A Day Challenges plus …”
Today’s is going to be a long post – Because it is the final day to prepare for National Poetry Month and I have a lot of irons in the fire – so to speak.
Yesterday’s prompt was “hyper”. Continue reading “Mar 30 & 31 prompts. NaPoWriMo. Poem. Readings. Kitchen Sink.”
I keep falling down those rabbit holes; seriously, I think that March Hare has a thing for me. But there’s only so long I can walk on ceilings before the need becomes driving for solid earth again.
Yesterday’s prompt was “theater” Continue reading “Mar 27 & 28 prompt”
The United States right now is craaazy! What ‘s right is wrong, what’s black is white, what’s up is down; feeding the hungry is being outlawed, defending the vulnerable is being portrayed as attacking white males and the NRA is taking an affront with schoolchildren denouncing slaughter in the schools.
Let’s go to a different time, shall we? Today’s prompt is “September 1960 “. Continue reading “Mar 26 prompt”
I’m not a smoker but…Today’s prompt is “an ashtray”. Continue reading “Mar 25 prompt”