Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day 30 final poem for April

Using the prompt form NaPoWriMo.net I chose a short poem by Wallace Stevens and rewrote it line by line, changing each word, but not as suggested for an opposite one. Instead I chose different words for a different context. Anecdote … Continue reading

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Day 29 poem 2 prompts a) take a line from a previous poem as title b) use at least 5 foreign words in the new poem

small as a sandbur insidious seed husk the bare foot beware tá sé go dona, bad and yes, you could step on an Irish one I did not, buíochas le Dia agus Muire but no fear a foot might meet … Continue reading

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Here’s Day 28 poem, a bit late–two stanzas, each in shadorma form.

Sea Stacks ocean waves salty green spindrift ceaselessly slams the cliffs carving western Irish coast sculpting stacks cut off chunks lush green tops severed from mainland — rock towers sea still swirling round bases incessant assault

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Day 27 NaPoWri Mo.net Poem a day 2013

The prompt today– take the first 3 words of a common proverb or phrase, plug it into a search engine and skim the first few pages of results, collecting words and phrases that interest you. Then use those as inspirations … Continue reading

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Day 26 per NaPoWriMo.net prompt to take a longish poem and erase parts of it.

I did this for the first section of T. S. Eliot’s “Ash-Wednesday.” Apologies to anyone who may find this presumptuous and/or sacreligious. T S Eliot’s Ash-Wedneday: an Erasure I do not hope do not hope not hope I no longer … Continue reading

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Day 25 of April Poem

The following is a ballad based on an incident experienced when I was teaching English as a Ssecond Language for a year in Turkey. I was accompanied by my two teenage daughters, one attending Tarsus Turkish /American high school as … Continue reading

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Day 24 a poem from anagrams (in italics) for my name

Anagrams: Marian Therese Hers is an earthrise name its aiyee vowels lamenting the moonset, salute the sun when light reanimates her Mania here rest No need for excess for you’ll find a stream herein Recline serenely on verdant banks Listen … Continue reading

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