NaPoWriMo Day 25 – We’ll get through this

Because it’s a Saturday, I have an (optional) prompt for you that takes a little time to work through — although you can certainly take short-cuts through it, if you like! The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was  developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, asks you to use a long poem…

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NaPoWriMo: Day 15 – Ali sleeps

Our prompt for today (optional, as always), takes its inspiration from the idea of a poem as a sort of tiny play, which can be performed dramatically. In the 1800s, there was quite a fad for monologue-style poems that lend themselves extremely well to dramatic interpretations (this kind of work was basically Robert Browning’s jam). And…

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Prompt Gloom : When will the End Come

The below poem won the first prize from WHPA (World Harmony and Peace Association)  on the topic “Gloom”. Rules were to write a 12-16 line poem. Walls – that once in the heart of the city stood, Crumbled- stone and gravel, pack of cards, dead wood, Rooms that once held the tinkling notes of joyous laughter,…

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NaPoWriMo: Day-11 Help! She’s Calling…

Had written this poem last year as part of the NaPoWriMo 2017. A year hence and the war against terror rages on. How many more children must be orphaned before peace is achieved? National Poetry Writing Month, Day 11’s challenge to write the Bop. The invention of Poet Afaa Michael Weaver, the Bop is a…

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