April 20, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the twentieth day of GloPoWriMo and we’re two thirds of the way through! Today’s prompt was to write a sijo. As you know I don’t get on with poems where I have to count syllables. And I get on even less well with poems where I have to count lines. I do usually…

April 19, 2021 Donna M Day 1 comment

Today is the nineteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a humorous rant as a poem. Mine is dedicated to everyone I have lent a book to, only to never ever see it again. I hope you enjoy it. Does my house look like a library? Give me back my book the…

April 18, 2021 Donna M Day 4 comments

Today is the eighteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem based on the title of one of the chapters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. I have based mine on Snowflakes and Secrets. I hope you enjoy it. Snow in love Movie love is kissing in the…

April 17, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the seventeenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s prompt was to write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon. This one is based on a true story. I hope you enjoy it. Super Moon I remember once everyone being so excited over that night’s super moon. People planning their sleep around…

April 16, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the sixteenth day of GloPoWriMo. I have just been to the Flow Chart Foundation’s close reading of Barbara Guest’s Dissonance Royal Traveller which was very interesting. I’m not familiar with the poem, but the use of white space is something I love as you know, and the Gothic undertones really resonated with me….

April 15, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the fifteenth day of GloPoWriMo and the halfway point of doing a poem a day. Last night I went to Gresham College’s lecture on Fiction and the Supernatural which was really interesting, focusing a lot on how the Gothic has developed over time and how it is used by modern novelists. This evening…

April 14, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the fourteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s poetry prompt was to write a poem that delves into the meaning of my last name. My last name is a word that we quite literally use every day, of course, so everyone knows what it means. But people do have trouble separating the meaning from…

April 13, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the thirteenth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s poetry prompt was to write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow. The thirteenth day was typically unlucky for me and I really struggled to think of anything, probably because there are many things I could wish for…

April 12, 2021 Donna M Day 1 comment

Today is the twelfth day of GloPoWriMo and today’s poetry prompt was to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from one of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary or the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. I have written my poem inspired by the word “braintape” from the latter dictionary. I hope you enjoy…

April 11, 2021 Donna M Day No comments exist

Today is the eleventh day of GloPoWriMo and today’s poetry prompt was to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. I really struggled with this one and made some notes on a call and response style poem, ending up with one which is half based on that and half a…