GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 30: Nfrvrblmnmlst

Today’s prompt is to write a minimalist poem. I hope these two attempts of infra-verbal minimalist poetry capture what the sun does and a loving gesture towards a certain bird. *** Copyright © 2019, Gloria D. Gonsalves. All rights reserved. ...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 29: Meditation On Redemption

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquility, on an emotion you have felt powerfully.” It is said that we are all born pure, like celestial beings, saving us from impurity. It is also said that...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 28: Of Madness To Sanity

Today’s prompt is to write a meta-poem of your own. First, accept your madness. You will hear taste. You will taste sounds. You will see scents. You will touch minds. You will be godly. You will awaken. You will reveal. You will condemn. You will heal. You will save. You will resurrect. Second, perform your madness. It is reflecting. It is...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 26: Lady With A Magenta Soul

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that uses repetition – for example, a villanelle or pantoum. I chose to write a pantoum. I held her thin waist and swirled the rest of her body to arouse other hues from the soul dressed in...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 25: Is Love Orange?

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that: is specific to a season, uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell) and includes a rhetorical question, (like Keats’ “where are the songs of spring?”). I saw you...

Article: Fortune Cookies For Aspiring And Experienced Poets

Photo by Silvia & Frank on Pixabay Dear aspiring and experienced poet, Life is poetry and poetry is life. None happens without the other. Sometimes life takes over and writing suffers. As a parent, you will not escape the thoughts of “my family comes first”. Yet,...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 24: Versifying Collins

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that, like “Dictionary Illustrations,” is inspired by a reference book. Locate a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopaedia, open it at random, and consider the two pages in front of you to be your inspirational playground for the day. Maybe...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 23: Inexorable

Today’s prompt is to write a poem about an animal. This poem is inspired by a wolpertinger, an animal in the German folklore said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg in Germany. I was born flying, spreading and whirring my...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 22: The Art of Authenticity

Today's prompt is to write a poem that engages with another art form. I felt restless and lacked imaginationpoetry written in the art of dictation;I went to learn drawing and painting only to produce poetry as art in feigning. I relived poetry as a carpenter...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 21: Ressurection

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that, like The Color of Pomegranates and “City That Does Not Sleep,” incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. Perfuming...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 20: Come And Join Me In The Mud Play

Today’s prompt is to write a poem that “talks.” While it isn’t a monologue, it’s largely based in spoken language, interspersed with the speaker/narrator’s own responses and thoughts. Try to write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand,...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 19: The Tale Of A Garden

Today’s prompt is to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words in alphabetical order, or you could write one in...