Month: April 2021

April 30, 2021 Donna M Day 3 comments

Today is the thirtieth and final day of GloPoWriMo! I’m so happy to finish this year after falling ill last year and having to give up a third of the way through. Today’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a series of directions describing how a person should get to a…

April 29, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-ninth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to imagine a window looking into a place or onto a particular scene and write a poem inspired by what you see and what is going on. For this one, I have taken inspiration from a popular news story. Of course, the content of…

April 28, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-eighth day of GloPoWriMo. It’s now just over two weeks until my short play, Ghost Light, will be performed by Liverpool Network Theatre Group as part of Short but Sweet: Zoom Edition. I hope you can come along and support my first outing “in” a theatre for well over a year. Poetry…

April 27, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-seventh day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. I loved looking through this dictionary, and will probably come back to it again at some point, but for now, my poem for today is inspired by the word “anemoia“. Imagine…

April 26, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-sixth day of GloPoWriMo and we’re in the final week of the challenge but the poetry continues at the start of May as Key Words: Poetry from Lockdown, which features some of my poetry, will be launched on 3 May. I’d love it if you could come along and support this lovely…

April 25, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-fifth day of GloPoWriMo and the last Sunday of the challenge which will soon be coming to an end. I can’t believe it will be May this time next week. Today’s prompt was to write an “occasional” poem. It’s been a difficult year for a lot of people and this one sums…

April 24, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-fourth day of GloPoWriMo and today I bought a violin on a whim, as you do. It was an absolute bargain, partly because it has no bow with it, but I’m so excited to get one and start playing it. Today’s prompt was to find a factual article about an animal and…

April 23, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-third day of GloPoWriMo and my poem from yesterday was one of the featured poems on the NaPoWriMo website today which is so lovely! Today’s prompt was to write a poem that responds, in some way, to another. This could be as simple as using a line or image from another poem…

April 22, 2021 Donna M Day 13 comments

Today is the twenty-second day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that invokes a specific object as a symbol of a particular time, era, or place. I’ve chosen something which reminds me of my childhood. I hope you enjoy it. Kiwi fruit The day after we lost her I bought a…

April 21, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twenty-first day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem with lines that have a repetitive set-up. I’ve been working from home for over a year now, but have delved into my commuting memories for this one. I hope you enjoy it. Meditation Breathe in, breathe out, feel the weight…