I am an early morning writer, so all this month, as part of National Poetry Writing Month, I have been concentrating on using the prompts at the NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo site first thing (after walking the dog and brewing some coffee) to write a poem each day. I shared out the first week’s batch last weekend, and here is another round of poems. Given the nature of the quick writing, some are more refined and inspired than others.
Here are the first lines of the poems from the week (some have contextual elements for form and substance, as part of each day’s poetry prompt), and a link to read them over at Notegraphy, which is where I have been writing and hosting my poems this month, this year.
from a dream of
a poem …
The camera dances in his hands;
the stories still unfolding ..
The folded note in the cookie
promised good fortune …
about alliteration …
13 Ways to Forget a Prompt
1. Don’t even look …
Saxophonist John Coltrane
blew the world through his horn …
I am writing, dear child,
in hopes you’ll remember
I hope you’re getting to write some poems, too.
Peace (doesn’t have to rhyme),
Poetry is a focus on language and words, not necessarily as written, but as “heard”.
If, as I write, I also hear those words in my head, I am happier with the result.
Of course, I could write while speaking those words aloud, but my wife would complain!