NaPoWriMo 13 Brief: to write a non-apology for the things you’ve stolen. The Royal Park on a Friday nightWe’re lucky if we have a fiver.“Would you like to buy me a drink please?I’ll have a pint of dry cider.”Or a Bacardi and cokeOr a vodka and orangeOr an Archers, a Carlsberg, whatever.And if we haveContinue reading “The Innocence of Youth”
NaPoWriMo Brief 12 – write a triolet – an eight-line poems with repeating lines and a tight rhyme scheme ‘There you are, my little friend’You say ‘I’ll be going soon,Remember, all good things must endThere, you are my little friend.’‘We’re friends!?’ I say, ‘Then I intendFor it to last beyond this honeymoon.’‘There, you are myContinue reading “An ode to the insect that visited my bathroom for 4 days and became my best friend”
NaPoWriMo 11 Brief: write a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. Confetti blossomFills the airUnder the cherry tree An unseen childShakes branches vigorouslyOver the wedding below Who is getting marriedIs not important Shaking the branches vigorouslyIs extremely important This is love.
NaPoWriMo 10 Brief: Write a hay(na)ku.A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. Filldog bagswith dog shit Leaveas giftsfor other people Showother peopleyourContinue reading “Dog Bags”
NaPoWriMo Brief 9: to write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem. – this poem is based on a recent visit to the park with my nephew. There really was a baked potato tree.Continue reading “We Visit Trees”
NaPoWriMo 8 brief: ok, I sort of adapted the brief. I used twitter as my inspiration for this one. Each morning brings a new cacophonyOf self-promotion and conspiracy.The death toll climbs while some folk blame 5G,Capitalism and the meat industry.A careless word is pounced on, tensions soarAs nurses weep in cars, fresh from the war.ThisContinue reading “The social media sonnet”
NaPoWriMo 7 Brief: Write a poem inspired by a news article. I stayed topical. It lives on repeat in my head,The distant image of a caged off cityPeople in white suits wheeling bodies on trolliesFar awayOh dearLooks seriousWhat’s for tea?
Ingredients 3 large eggs (you may need a spare one if you break one in the process…) 200g plain chocolate (whatever your favour type is) ¼ cup / 28g finely chopped dried fruit (today I have apricots and cranberries to hand, but dates are great) ¼ cup / 30g finely chopped nuts (any nuts. GoContinue reading “Chocolate Eggs”
NaPoWriMo 6 Brief: write a poem from the point of view of a person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. I see you there,Always so busyFullOf feelingsYou move too muchSpeak too muchDo too muchYou follow follow followSo fullOf feelingsYou can’t see beyond the body infront of youYou areContinue reading “The Owl”
NaPoWriMo 5 Brief was VERY complicated and used a prompt called the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects,” which was originally developed by Jim Simmerman. https://theartofcompost.com/2014/10/24/exercise-20-little-poetry-projects/ You are out of reach.I give myself electric shocks over and over,There is nothing to gain.That is how I love you.I eat therefore I am tall.Makan banyak supaya angin tidak bisaContinue reading “Harehills”