Tag Archives: Poem-A-Day

A cardinal, an owl and a raven walk into a bar…

This morning some of my fellow Living Poets and I visited Ayr Mount in Hillsborough and followed the appropriately named Poet’s Walk. Amongst the trees along the Eno River, I was thinking about today’s prompt but was also considering something … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bucket List

Today was the National Poetry Month Pen & Paddle organized by my fellow living poet, Tara Lynne Groth. We spent about five hours on the water and took four writing breaks. The poem below emerged during our second when I … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Kokopelli

Tonight I hosted a prompt workshop where five poets and I wrote to random prompts supplied by glow-in-the-dice. We had enough time to write eight poems to the following prompts: family, intellect, Taurus or amethyst or February, Parade Amoureuse, words … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to Vacation

For today’s prompt, write a travel poem. Your poem can be about the process of traveling, planning to travel, vicariously traveling through television programs, or however else you’d like to take this prompt. How to Vacation If you could eat … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

So Hoagland

This afternoon was our monthly Living Poetry Book Club meeting and we discussed Tony Hoagland’s 2015 book Application for Release from the Dream. Unlike some of our recent selections, these poems mix humor and pathos in simple yet evocative language. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Poetry on Demand

Last night I wrote Poetry on Demand at the SAFE Haven for Cats’ Tuxedo Cat Ball with four of my fellow Living Poets. PoD is kinda like selling your art at a street festival except you haven’t drawn or painted … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Painting the Porch

I won’t be doing a poem-a-day every day this year but I will be writing a poem-some-days. The prompt is from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog. For today’s prompt, write a reminiscing poem. In my mind, this means a … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bury me with my Glasses

The Science Cafe was packed tonight for the lecture on the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th year in operation and the audience was very appreciative of our poetry. I combined the prompt below with the presentation and came up with my … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

What is my cat thinking

From the Poetic Asides blog: For today’s prompt, write a what nobody knows poem. It’s easy to write a poem about what everybody already knows, though it may be difficult to write an interesting poem about such things. Still, use … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wish List

From the Poetic Asides blog: Here’s the final “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the month: Write a matter poem. Matter is what things are made of. Write an anti-matter poem. The opposite of a matter poem. Wish List Give me … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment