GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 7: A Dance of Chance

Today’s prompt is to write a poem based on a news article. This poem is inspired by the “Woman plays violin while surgeons remove tumour from her brain.” I lay my body down to danceto what music the doctors decidefor this brain a rare violin to...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 6: Pride Worn By A Temple

Today’s prompt is to write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. This is a double dodoitsu poem (syllables 7,7,7,5) as spoken by the dark-skinned moor. Pride is a fruit...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 5: Home in Yellow

Today’s prompt is to write a poem using all or some “Twenty Little Poetry Projects”. This poem uses all projects. The yellow tulip head burned brightand the roosters lost their feathers to ducklings,who cracked the eggs with volcanic sounds and haboob sightstouching and hugging their mother...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 4: A Dream With Stars

Today’s prompt is to write a poem based on an image from a dream. Lately, I have been feasting on the spring constellations and dreaming about stars. Venus has been prominent since March and every evening I cannot wait to look up. This dream poem...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 3: The Spring Appeal

Today’s prompt is to write a poem from assembled words i.e. ten words plus finding two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. My ten words are stars, planet, leaves, shells, blocks, slide, sand, daffodil, mask, and saint. Long before the planetwe were enchantment.You came as a...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 2: The Boarding School

Today’s prompt is to write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three and a half blocks from the post office”), the types of trees or flowers,...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Day 1: Life is to the Forest

Today’s prompt is to write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. To the forest life is what I find. In silence or among the...

GloPoWriMo/NaPoWriMo Early Bird: The Wilderness of Our Old Life

The early bird prompt challenges to write a poem about a favorite bird. This is a free verse Puente as a socially isolated wild turkey during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the third this yearmy friends pranced into hidingin the far fields of isolation. ~a place where...

Essay: Why You Should Read Children’s Books

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash Contrary to the industry categorization of literature to define various types of fictions, including children’s books, nobody is writing for children only. As an avid reader of children’s books, I would prefer if the...

Essay: Is Life Really Fragile?

Photo by Pitsch on Pixabay In the past weeks, I heard one particular clichéd sentence so often that I was prompted to reflect on it. Prior to this reflection, I don’t recall ever using it and be assured that the reason is...

Essay: Have You Created Love In The Kitchen Yet?

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” ― Alan D. Wolfelt Have you created love in the kitchen yet? If yes, do you still go there to seek it? If not, did you break it there? I...