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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Seriously, I’m about to die.

Progress: This is today’s poem, another pantoum (a bit broken, and without the changing meanings for the repeated lines that make me so love pantoums), written last night. I figure since it’s too slight to be published, I’d post it here where some people might get a kick out of it. The entire poem consists […]

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #25

“Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara

on the manless island of my co-worker’s poster

Progress: Just finished a somewhat prescriptive but nonetheless fairly good pantoum on gender in society and so forth. Prompt for today: Write an acrostic about camels. I know it’s for kids, but it’s got a picture you can colour, which is about the speed I’m up for on this Friday night after this longass week. […]

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #24

“A Plan For Preserving Birdsong” by Dennis Lee

that goddamn suicidal squirrel

Progress: I’m caught up! I wrote a decent poem about marriage with a few brilliant lines, including one about the squirrel I killed on the way in to work this morning, and a very short, slight rhyming thing which is a bit of a squib. Prompt for today: Writer’s Digest does regret. In other news, […]

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #23

“The Blue Scarf” by Amy Lowell

you’re not the moon

Progress: Wrote a deliberately shitty poem on Monday just to get it done, and yesterday wrote a mediocre pantoum which might be salvageable. Tonight, instead of writing a poem, I worked on website design and went out to dinner with Alan. I’ll try to catch up (yet again) tomorrow. I could write another deliberately shitty […]

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #22

“Black Rook in Rainy Weather” by Sylvia Plath

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #21

“Possessions are Nine Points of Conversation” by Ogden Nash

NaPoWriMo Inspiration #20

“Those Various Scalpels” by Marianne Moore