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NaPoWriMo Spine Poetry and Gratitude

Today’s challenge (actually this is yesterday’s challenge, but I liked it so much, I couldn’t pass it up): write a “book spine” poem. This involves taking a look at your bookshelves, and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem I have a shelves and shelves of books.  and a pile ready for a poem just sitting on my desk. This should be easy: To Have Hold  Give Scattered by the Winds of War  unnamed personal journal Hills Ain’t Jus’ Dirt Letters to Loretta From the Radio Shack Waiting for God On Writing A Cup…

OFOTW and NaPoWriMo Mashup

Today’s challenge:  write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e. “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little meta at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers.

This seems impossible.  Oh well, What’s a challenge, without a challenge. First the outfit. I’m ready to go to my ASQ leadership meeting. I love these giant snaps on my favorite blue blazer.  If anyone has tips

NaPoWriMo: Day 29: It’s All in My Head

I’ve been out of touch. Tied up in family and by infection.  Yes, the two take me in ways unrelated and yet the same.  Love is infectious, after all.  But enough about where I’ve been for the last few days. Today’s prompt is waaay to complicated for me, so I’m going it on my own.  This poem is prompted by the evolution of daily care.   It’s All in My Head Wash and Condition, Gel and Blow. Pluck the Cat Whiskers, Netty the Nose. Brush, Stimulate, and Floss. Now Scrape the Tongue. Straighten and Gloss. Two levels of Moisture: With…

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