Fiction, Poetry and Havering

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Sunday, April 13th, 2014

 I was tempted to change my prompt, but decided to hold firm–so nobody is obligated to write a sestina for today’s prompt (but if you want extra credit, both Nester and myself would love to see a few sestinas today. For today’s prompt, write an animal poem. My first attempt at a sestina. Not very good, not at […]

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a city poem. This poem is about the city of Fall Mill, which is the setting of both novels I’m writing. It is written in the voices of my three main characters, as if each one had been told to write a poem about Fall Mill.     Fall Mill   […]

Friday, April 11th, 2014

For today’s prompt, make a statement the title of your poem and either respond to or expand upon the title.      Time Is an Arrow   But not for the sleepless. It stutters and stumbles from midnight to six an all-night drunk that won’t go home: Then picks up the pace as a fresh […]

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a future poem.     Oneiri   That robot they sent in place of you as if it could replace anyone or distract me from you. I knew With each rocket they sent to destruction that the prisoner they killed was never you, your heart still beating after each spectacular […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a shelter poem.     This house here And all the others— High rise, ranch, Victorian farmhouse— Need to be painted, Re-roofed, maintained. Front doorstep crumbles, Cobwebs drape ceilings, Walls grow faded and worn. Inside we huddle Swathed in bathrobes Gathered around our flickering screens.   I could live in a […]

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Prompt: Write a peaceful poem.   My heart as wide as the ocean Where I float effortlessly Out beyond the crashing waves Cradled by brine of origin Salt blood in my veins. Skin sack that divides us, I feel it melting away.   Gammelor Goodenow  

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Self-Portrait   I live in dreams more vivid than my waking life, more tangible. My mind a multi-winged butterfly trapped by flesh cocoon.   Gammelor Goodenow  

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a night poem.     I went out walking on a soft summer night. Fireflies were winking, Orion strode high.   On a soft summer night solitude means not alone: Orion strides high, raccoon scuffles stone.   Solitude means not alone— nighttime full of company. Raccoon scuffles stone trying to find […]

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

For today’s prompt, write a discovery poem.   While watering day lilies, shoots half-grown at best, sudden motion startles me. I wait a moment, hose at bay, but nothing further happens. “Toad, perhaps,” I lightly guess and go back to my spraying. A panic of furry, brown blobs scuttles out from leafy hide then huddles […]

Friday, April 4th, 2014

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Since (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.   Since I dyed my hair bright orange   I see a bird in the mirror tropical plumage ready to take flight; a coral-reef clown […]

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