April 17, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

I didn’t manage to post my sixteenth GloPoWriMo poem yesterday, but I did write it. The prompt was to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. I wasn’t really in the frame of mind to do that, so I wrote a little haiku of praise instead. Theatre I miss you so much: wonderful stories you told loved by…

April 15, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the fifteenth day of GloPoWriMo so we have reached the halfway point! Today’s prompt was to write a poem inspired by your favourite kind of music. I have taken inspiration from Bach’s Air on the G String. Air in Verse Step, step, step. Flow, flow, flow. My soul fills with hope no more sadness, no more…

April 14, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the fourteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that deals with the poems, poets, and other people who inspired you to write poems. I have written about, and used the words of, six of my favourite poets. A Muse Charming Mr Blake, who lived between this world and the next,…

April 13, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the thirteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen. I have based mine around something which we probably all wish we had more of: time. Day Job Five minutes here, five minutes there. It was never a lot. At the end of the day, deadlines…

April 12, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that you have had a lovely and safe day. It’s also the twelfth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a triolet. I have taken inspiration from a beloved fairy tale and given it an Easter twist. Little Red Little Red Riding Hood walking through the wood, shining colourful…

April 11, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the eleventh day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was based on the concept of the language of flowers and to write a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. Shamrock’s Light I sit under a shamrock, its four leaves shading me. The snowdrops give me hope that days will be easier from now…

April 10, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the tenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt, inspired by Vince Gotera was to write a hay(na)ku. Created by poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the…

April 9, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the ninth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt, inspired by Kirsten Kaschock’s use of space to organise her poems, was to write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem. This one wound up being much…

April 8, 2020 Donna M Day No comments exist

It’s the eighth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on a tweet from a poet Twitter bot. I chose this tweet which is from a bot which tweets Anne Carson quotes. The Bouquet She walked down the aisle, inhaling the scent of her bouquet. Her father’s strong arm supported…

April 7, 2020 Donna M Day 2 comments

It’s the seventh day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a a poem based on a news article. I chose this article about a faraway planet where the rain is made of iron. In a World where it Rains Iron In a world where it rains iron you never want to see showers….