Blood Diamonds

Another catch up poem. Prompt was to write a hay(na)ku, a style created by the poet Eileen Tabios.   True Love, the Start of forever Forever Finally together Sealed by stone Stone Precisely cut Dazzling in light Light Glimmering at The mine’s opening Opening Filled with Dust and darkness Darkness Chiseling away At blasted ore […]

Agar Bati

Playing a bit of catch up on this one. The prompt was to write a concrete poem where the words are shaped into an image that captures a theme of the poem. I did it the old fashion way – on paper. Text: In tranquility and silence We strike a match Igniting the tip of […]

140 Character Limit

Today’s prompt “asks you to peruse the work of one or more of these twitter bots, and use a line or two, or a phrase or even a word that stands out to you, as the seed for your own poem.” In Twitter fashion…   @carsonbot “Consider incompleteness as a verb.” #calltoaction #moneymoves #ambition oh […]

Orange Cheeto

Got a bit busy with work today so this one’s short, but don’t fret I’ll definitely write something soon to do this article justice. No harm intended Mr. Pres!   A boxer no doubt Shirt, tie, optional of course Presidential, sure?  

The One with the Blue Carapace

I will remain perched upon this coarse-grained sandstone ledge Peering from across the amaranth pink fountain To the depths of the still cerulean pond neighboring it’s base I am wholly detached from the passage of time Allowing me to observe the universe’s marvels unfold, one of which The spread of life across our beautiful home […]

Flirting with Cacao

Today’s prompt is called “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”, and was originally developed by Jim Simmerman. The challenge is to use/do all of the following in the same poem (below in Notes). I didn’t get them all since I came across a classic Les Misérables quote browsing the web and didn’t know how to follow it. Whatever, […]

An Antarctic Zen Garden

Today’s prompt asked us to “write a poem based on an image from a dream”. I tried to recollect my dreams all day, but came up dry so decided to write one inspired by my uncle’s day 4 poem (he posted before me) that describes marine life in space. This one tells the tale of […]

London, Island of Sodor

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt encouraged us to “first, make a list of ten words” in whatever way we liked then “for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words”. I’m reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt right now and decided to select my ten words by closing my eyes, flipping to random […]

Millennium C

Today’s prompt encouraged us to “write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office”. I decided to write a Haiku about the office since it’s been just about a month now since we started working from home (although it feels like a decade).   Dim fluorescent lamps […]

Soap Scum

I’m back for another shot at poetry month! Haven’t written much other than mediocre code in the past 4 years, but we’ll give this a try. Today’s prompt was to “write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life”. I  generalized a bit and nothing fancy since my writing […]