CHRONIC PAIN

The PAIN I feel, Is GRIPPING my ribs. SQUEEZING them, TIGHTENING intensively, Around my body. SHARPLY, PRODDING and POKING. JOLTING my muscles, JITTERING my joints. SPASMING all over. It’s causing TINGLING, NUMBING. BURNING me inside out. CLICKING, SUBLATIONS, Sometimes DISLOCATING. It’s SAPPING my energy, DRAINING my wellness. TORTURING me daily. EXHAUSTING AGONISING pain, TRAUMATISING my…

Napowrimo 2019

Napowrimo 2019, Day 30. And last but not least, now for our final (but still optional) prompt for this year! Taking a leaf from our video resource, I’d like you to try your hand at a minimalist poem. What’s that? Well, a poem that is quite short, and that doesn’t really try to tell a…

Thoughts

Napowrimo 2019, Day 29. Today, I’d like to challenge you to blend these concepts into your own work, by producing a poem that meditates, from a position of tranquility, on an emotion you have felt powerfully. You might try including a dramatic, declarative statement, like Hass’s “All the new thinking is about loss,” or O’Hara’s…

I am a Poem

Napowrimo 2019. Day 28, catching up after a busy few days. Now for our daily (optional) prompt. As you may have guessed, today I’d like to challenge you to try your hand at a meta-poem of your own. If you’re having trouble coming up with a poem about poetry, and would like to take a…