Napowrimo April 18th, 2022 Today’s prompt is based on Faisal Mohyuddin’s poem “Five Answers to the Same Question.” The challenge being to write our own poem that provides five answers to the same question – without ever specifically identifying the question that is being answered. AonHe leaves you breathlessFrigid is this harsh loverCrisp are hoar’sContinue reading “#5”

This man’s best friend

Napowrimo April 17th, 2022Today we were asked to think about dogs we have known, seen, or heard about, and then use them as a springboard into wherever they take you. I once met Parker,A Boxer and a barker.Unlike our mongrel Tip,Who disappeared on a hunting trip. I used to feed Sherlock,A distinguished Terrier not toContinue reading “This man’s best friend”

Goldilocks and the Three Lies

Goldilocks was tired,Tired and fatigued from so much work.So he lay down on his new chaise longue“No, this just does not lie right”“Its too small” said Goldilocks Next, he lay down on a grand settee“No, this does not lie right either”“It’s not comfy enough for us all,”said Goldilocks. So Goldilocks had a huge bed madeContinue reading “Goldilocks and the Three Lies”

Flotsam and Jetsam

Napowrimo April 15th, 2022 Today we are tested to write a poem about something that does not interest us – cheers for that! It’s feeding time at the beach,Foam waves rolling in,Wrinkly feet just out of reach. Bottles carry texts on white crests.My disinterest?Sport, games, cars, clothes, booze, or sex? Uninspiring hoped for hints,Go returnContinue reading “Flotsam and Jetsam”

The editing suite

Napowrimo April 14th, 2022 Write a poem that is the introduction to a film about your life. Titles:Video: Start with a black screen, I’ve always liked a black screen. No sound. Audio: Fade up the sound of faint, laboured breathingThen easing, getting stronger, small children chatteringNow regular breath and the sound of tea cups clatteringContinue reading “The editing suite”

The light will shine

Napowrimo April 13th, 2022 Today’s challenge is to write a poem that joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” Sometimes, good fortune can seem impossibly. As they say, “the sun will come up tomorrow,” and if nothing else, this world offers us the persistent possibility of surprise. This last bit reminded me ofContinue reading “The light will shine”

Sitting on the Tethys Sea

Napowrimo April 12th, 2022 Let your writing explore something small – I explored contrasting perspetives On the bed of the Tethys Sea,Higher than any woman has climbed,As high as any man on earth can be. Above the nappes, the gneiss, and schists she sits,Where jet stream winds and ice combine to play,A game of metamorphicContinue reading “Sitting on the Tethys Sea”

Solo solar system

Napowrimo April 11th, 2022 Today’s prompt, to write about something large. I chose the largest thing I’ve ever known It begins, exquisitely, with a deft touch of the serene.A soft, white flax seed that floats into view,A glossed green acorn dropping into a dusk-dark still pool,And from there, it germinates and grows. One perfect rippleContinue reading “Solo solar system”