Snapper Tooth

Today I ran a Napowrimo writing workshop for my group Langley Writers using some of the prompts I’ve already done as well as today’s prompt. So I have extra piece today written at my group using the neologisms prompt ( made up words)   Snapper Tooth   There’s a Snapper Tooth In my garden He’s…

Well Played

Napowrimo. Day 20 and the prompt is to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. Your poem could invoke chess or baseball, hopscotch or canasta, Monopoly or jai alai. The choice is yours! Well Played   Hole in one, She screamed happily, Her Boyfriend wincing, At her…

Creating Pain

Napowrimo. Day 19 and today’s prompt is to write a poem that recounts a creation myth. It doesn’t have to be an existing creation myth, or even recount how all of creation came to be. It could be, for example, your own take on the creation of ball-point pens, or the discovery of knitting. Your…

Slang it up!

Napowrimo, Day 18 and the prompt is to write a poem that incorporates neologisms. What’s that? Well, it’s a made-up word! Your neologisms could be portmanteaus (basically, a word made from combining two existing words, like “motel” coming from “motor” and “hotel”) or they could be words invented entirely for their sound.   Slang it…

Raindrop Moonbeams

Napowrimo, Day 17. Today’s prompt is to write a nocturne. In music, a nocturne is a composition meant to be played at night, usually for piano, and with a tender and melancholy sort of sound. Your nocturne should aim to translate this sensibility into poetic form!   Rain Drop Moonbeams   Moon lit rain falls,…

Behind a Person’s Smile 

Napowrimo, Day 16. Today’s prompt is to write a poem in a letter style.   Behind a Persons Smile     Dear Onlooker, You see me, Still in my thirties, No scars, No missing limbs, No wheelchair, No physical signs. I am clear of thought. My voice doesn’t slur. My words aren’t restricted, Or slow….

In the Middle of the Night

Napowrimo, Day 15 and because it’s the half way mark, today’s prompt is to write about the middle or half way somehow. In Middle of the Night   I have four hours, Left to sleep. Half way through, What should be dreams. But I’m wide awake, Watching moonbeams. Tossing and turning, My mind just screams….

Obscure Edgar Allen Poe

Napowrimo, Day 14 and today’s prompt is to write a Clerihew. A clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley. The first line is the name of the poem’s subject, usually a famous person put in an absurd light, or revealing something unknown and/or spurious about them. The rhyme scheme is…

Blackened Edges

Napowrimo, Day 13 and the prompt today is an oldie-but-a-goody: the ghazal. The form was originally developed in Arabic and Persian poetry. I found it quite challenging but gave it a go. Here’s the instructions I found easiest to follow if anyone wants to try it.   Blackened Edges   My mind is filled with…

The What, Where’s and When’s of Writing

Napowrimo, Day 12. The prompt for today is to write a poem that explicitly incorporates alliteration (the use of repeated consonant sounds) and assonance (the use of repeated vowel sounds).This doesn’t mean necessarily limiting yourself to a few consonants or vowels, although it could. Even relatively restrained alliteration and assonance can help tighten a poem,…