- April Poem a Day Challenge, Day 30
- Looking backwards, the prompt for Day 27 of the April Poem a Day challenge
- Day 26 of the April Poem a Day Challenge.
- Today’s Poem a Day Challenge was to write a poem about history. Thus, I wrote the history of my hometown’s name.
- Now for Day 22, the poem I like better than the previous one:
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Today’s prompt was the phrase “bury the _______.” I decided to write a villanelle about superstitions/ old wives’ tales concerning when to plant potatoes because one has to bury the potato eyes to plant them. Thus the title — When … Continue reading
A Cautionary Tale backwards gawping rabbit-hole down-falling everything looks odd no pocket telephone for you to text on no internet to surf no GPS if you are lost no blue-tooth no DVD no CD not even a TV you’d have … Continue reading
Using some of the words coined by Shakespeare found at http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/wordsinvented.html and one (incarnadined) from The Shakespeare Key. Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Shakespeare’s words are italicized. Incarnadined Dawn (with apologies to Shakespeare who’s likely rolling over in his … Continue reading
Today’s Poem a Day Challenge was to write a poem about history. Thus, I wrote the history of my hometown’s name.
Possum Trot, Missouri? Had sense not prevailed, I might have had to claim Rabbitville or Possum Trot as my hometown’s name. In the 1830s, John McCoy established a river landing on Missouri River bluffs so he could make a living … Continue reading
The Wind’s Will Chicago (pseudonym Windy City) can’t compete with winds sweeping down the Rockies, pouring over Scotts Bluff to shake Carhenge (rusty autos precisely arranged to impersonate Stonehenge) splitting like Red Sea at Moses’ command around pencil-thin Chimney Rock, … Continue reading
This one is so-so: Meta morphing I used to be the cook the housekeeper the laundress the baby sitter the chauffeur the mediator argument referee adjudicator. In short I was my children’s mother (euphemism for all the other). Now all … Continue reading