(It’s April, so it’s National Poetry Writing Month. One prompt I saw this morning was to find a picture of your younger self and write a poem describing the mood and telling your younger self something about the future. I had just the thing already on my mind.) Continue reading
Today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo is to take a news article and use (some of) its words in a poem. My goal was to use all the words. I managed, although I did change some words from verbs to nouns, from plural to singular, etc. Continue reading
Posted in Poetry, US Politics
Tagged gedichten, humor, NaPoWriMo, news, nieuws, Oekraine, poems, poetry, politics, politiek, Rusland, Russia, Ukraine
Yesterday’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a poem for children. Here’s mine.
Old Mother Hubbard, who lived in a shoe,
Had so many blackbirds, but no stew.
She put them in a pie and said rub-a-dub-dub,
Gave it to the dog and put him in a tub.
The dog had a great fall and hit a clock,
The pie flew through the sky and went into shock.
That’s how the blackbirds avoided the spoon
And the spoon went over the moon, the moon, the moon,
Yes, the spoon went over the moon.
From high on the wires
A cool rain shower of sound
sizzles on tarmac
Piercing, slashing glare,
Mute explosions, crushing blows,
Silent, violent pain.
Today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo was to write a poem including words from this list of seashell names:
Peruvian Hat, Snout Otter Clam, Strawberry Top, Incised Moon, Sparse Dove, False Cup-and-Saucer, Leather Donax, Shuttlecock Volva, Striped Engina, Tricolor Niso, Triangular Nutmeg, Shoulderblade Sea Cat, Woody Canoebubble, Ghastly Miter, Heavy Bonnet, Tuberculate Emarginula, Lazarus Jewel Box, Unequal Bittersweet, Atlantic Turkey Wing. Continue reading
OCD’s not my personal bugaboo, it just worked for this poem for NaPoWriMo.
Pillows, pillows, teal and red,
Against the headboard of the bed, Continue reading
Posted in Creative writing, Writing Prompt Responses
Tagged Creative writing, gedichten, geestelijke gezondheid, humor, mental health, NaPoWriMo, OCD, poems, poetry, The Tiger, William Blake, writing prompts