Category Archives: Notes on the Literary Life

NaPoWriMo ~ Day Seven Prompt

Do you have a favorite poem? Use a line from a favorite poem which you find quite meaningful (even inspiring) as an epigraph to a poem you write. You might format it this way: Title Epigraph (in italics) ~ Author … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Six Prompt

Is there a building important to you (other than your residence)? A building you really, really like? Write a poem about / for this building. You’re not feeling this prompt? OK. Try writing a poem about or to your residence. … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Five Prompt

Do you have a pet or more than one pet? Write a poem about your pet or one specifically to your pet. When you’re done, for extra credit (kidding) read your poem out loud to your pet(s). Ah, you don’t … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day Four Prompt

An ekphrastic poem is one in response to a piece of art; for example, in response to a painting or a statue. Write an ekphrastic poem in response to a piece of art. In your poem, you might engage in a conversation … Continue reading

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Cobalt Blue (original)

For us deep blue was cobalt blue, for me a color of love                                                       … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo ~ Day One Prompt

Has someone played an April Fool’s joke on you today? Have you played an April Fool’s joke on anyone today? Write a poem incorporating an April Fool’s joke. It might have been played on you, or one it might be … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Work

I am delighted to report that Vuong Quoc Vu, Editor of Perfume River Poetry Review, has accepted my poem “Flight” for inclusion in his forthcoming issue, #4. Grateful thanks to Vuong Quoc Vu! Perfume River Poetry Review is a beautiful … Continue reading

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