(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
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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
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Tagged Creative writing, gedichten, geestelijke gezondheid, humor, mental health, NaPoWriMo, OCD, poems, poetry, The Tiger, William Blake, writing prompts
A poem in twenty questions for NaPoWriMo.
Do you pen like William Shakespeare?
Famous tragedies like King Lear?
Or is Hemingway everything under your sun? Continue reading
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Tagged boeken, books, Creative writing, DPchallenge, gedichten, humor, Literature, literatuur, NaPoWriMo, poems, poetry, schrijven, twenty questions
Today’s poem for NaPoWriMo
Years ago, when B was nine, I wrote this silly poem, framed it and hung it in his room. It didn’t work, but I had fun writing it anyway.
Who art almighty,
Whom I know by Name.
Please keep me clean,
Please, please, please, please,
On my floor as I am on my ceiling.
Put away daily all your books.
And I’ll forgive you your clothes
As long as you put them where clothes belong.
And bury me not in toy animals,
But deliver me from clutter.
For thine is the neatness,
And the power,
And the glory,
For ever and ever.
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Tagged DPchallenge, gedichten, humor, kids' rooms, kinderkamers, messiness, NaPoWriMo, poems, poetry, prayer, rommel
(Image from glogster.com)
Okay, I’m doing it again: turning a response to someone else’s post into my own post. Lazy, lazy!
On Freshly Pressed I came across TDYLF and the post “To Pee or Not to Pee”.
Yes, so you could just read the post and look for my comment, but then I’d have to think of something else to write. So just read his post, and read my response here. I had fun doing it.
And note to self: must make a flowchart of something. That’s a pretty neat idea. Thanks, TDYLF for all the inspiration! Continue reading
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Tagged A Midsummer Night's Dream, bioscoop, Creative writing, English literature, gedichten, Hamlet, Johnny Depp, movie theaters, movies, pauze, poems, potty breaks, Pyramus and Thisbe, restrooms, Shakespeare
I did say of the previous book spine poem that it was the first installment, during this national poetry month. But as some of you may have noticed, I have a hard time following up on stuff. (I wasn’t always like that; I blame it on menopause.) Book spine poetry also turns out to be harder than I thought. Continue reading
It’s National Poetry Month! I’m no good at poetry, but via The Daily Post I came across this really cool idea for making book spine poetry here. So that got me going. Here is my highly existential first installment. Continue reading