And now it’s time to say goodbye… NaPoWriMo 2014 we’ll miss ye

NaPoWriMo suggests a poem of farewell.  Indeed.  Goodbye to National Poetry Month 2014.  Goodbye to my sister, boarding her plane to NY! A day for goodbyes. But maybe it’s never really goodbye. In this great big crazy whatever-it-is we call life there’s one big super-circuit that keeps us coming around again.

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When plans go off course, remember that all is well and do not dismay. It could have been worse It could have been so much worse You don’t even know.

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Today NaPoWriMo suggests writing a poem based on a news article.  So I picked a random article from the Poughkeepsie Journal and let it inspire today’s poem.  Here you go:   I’m accusing you of criminal mischief. I saw you walking down Mina Drive Smoking and laughing Surrounded by dogs Holding some poor girls heart Dripping and…

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Leopard skin jacket, faux rattlesnake belt, alligator platform shoes– You walk the boardwalk. I see the signs– Signs that the animal within is badder than anything you can step into.

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Howling open mouthed, face turned upward to the wind and the driving rain.   Sometimes words alone are simply inadequate for us to be known. 

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NaPoWriMo’s prompt is to write an Anaphora, which makes use of repeated phrases…  I was just going to bed and it’s nearing midnight, so I offer an Anaphora Haiku….   Big white summer’s moon– the cry of the whippoorwill the cry of the loon. Your cries sweep the lake and I stand on the shore line…

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Inspired by a someone dear, who celebrates her birthday today…   Your singular brightness exceeds the boundaries of simple space and the so-called truth of ordinary time.

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It’s been declared Haiku Wednesday by friend and fellow poet Kate, who always manages to get a great poem in Under the Wire.  So without further ado, my haiku for a wet night:   The tip tap of rain– like a devout typist meeting a deadline.        

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NaPoWriMo prompt: write a children’s poem…. OK.   Once upon a lemon— and sugared gingers, too, tinned strawberries and coconuts and tiny cherries blue.   A sweet concoction flourished Kumquats, cold and lime 2 ounce toasts in bitty cups One… at… a time.   Little golden glitter girl Bone buttons and yarn bows Tippled forty-four of them. balanced on tiptoes.

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NaPoWriMo’s prompt today suits me.  The challenge is to write in the style of the  New York School of poetry.   These poems are conversational  with observations on culture and the world seen in passing.   Frank O’Hara is a great example, and I’m gaga for his poems.   Crossing to my office I saw a young…

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My mind was a blank when it came to tonight’s poem, but I found the following prompt:  Write a poem about a superhero coming to your house and confronting you about something. Somewhere in the poem, you have to state what your superpower is. I shouldn’t have left my window open because in you flew. Your…

NaPoWriMo Day 19… Telling Lies

NaPoWriMo’s prompt for day 16 was pretty neat.  I can’t remember why I didn’t use it, but I’m employing it tonight as my inspiration.  The challenge was to write a 10 line poem, in which each line was a lie. I never loved you, she said. I never loved your sad blue eyes, Or the…