Month: April 2018

April 30, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the last day of GloPoWriMo.  Woohoo, I made it!  Today’s prompt was to write a poem that engages with a strange and fascinating fact. It could be an odd piece of history, an unusual bit of art trivia, or something just plain weird. This is my effort, based on one of my Dad’s favourite facts. I hope you…

April 29, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the penultimate day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on the Plath Poetry Project’s calendar. Simply pick a poem from the calendar, and then write a poem that responds or engages with your chosen Plath poem in some way. I chose Plath’s poem Crossing the Water and used the same method…

April 28, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 28th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. This is one that I struggled with as I said earlier this GloPoWriMo, I don’t write prose poetry, so instead I’ve written a verse poem inspired by a postcard phrase.  I hope you enjoy it….

April 27, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 27th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to pick a card (any card) from this online guide to the tarot, and then to write a poem inspired either by the card or by the images or ideas that are associated with it. This is my second tarot inspired poem this GloPoWriMo.  I have…

April 26, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 26th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear. This is another one inspired by Julius Caesar…

April 25, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 25th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that takes the form of a warning label . . . for yourself! This is my effort.  I hope you enjoy it. Shortness Please do not Put biscuits on the top shelf Ask me to sit on a stool I have to…

April 24, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 24th day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write an elegy – a poem typically written in honour or memory of someone or something dead. But the challenge was to write an elegy that has a hopefulness to it. This is my effort.  I hope you enjoy it. Risks in Punctuation Relegated…

April 24, 2018 Donna M Day 6 comments

On 24 May the paperback edition of Only One Woman will be released.  I caught up with one of the co-authors Jane Risdon over email to find out more about this 1960s romance. Your book, Only One Woman, will be released in paperback on 24 May. Looking on your website, it seems that Only One…

April 23, 2018 Donna M Day 1 comment

It’s the 23rd day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based in sound. The poem, for example, could incorporate overheard language. Perhaps it could incorporate a song lyric in some way, or language from something often heard spoken aloud (a prayer, a pledge, the Girl Scout motto). Or you could use…

April 22, 2018 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the 22nd day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens: The sun can’t rise in the west. A circle can’t have corners. Pigs can’t fly. The clock can’t strike thirteen. The stars cannot rearrange…